EVALUATION – QUESTION ONE1. In what ways does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products? My Product Typical Thriller/Horror My Production – Comparison to Conventions. use, develop or Existing Products challenge? Titling – colour, Traditional and common My film production The conventions of font and style thriller/horror movies tend is developed and typical thriller movies to all have red coloured has taken a good compared to my two titling due to it understanding of minute thriller symbolisation of blood and the modern thrillers. openings have many murder. The Font is mainly Analysing and comparisons. The clear and it presented in big annotating thrillers, colour is similar to bold writing that has an especially with how the typical style of effect added to the title titles are used and thriller movies, the such as the title may presented. The use reason to why my dissolve or fade in. It is of the typical colour film used this regularly presented in one red is used in my conventions was due shot or sometimes in a production due to to the colours and broken shot. The style of how clearly the representation of the the title is important and is colour red gives the colour red. The font normally shown in over the impression of blood was creepy and scene shot, for example, and murder. Titling changed in motion as the camera filming a in red sets the I researched in other remote location and title scene, along with a movies such as appearing as the scene clear big font. My ‘Thirteen Ghosts’ the moves forward. The title film used American change in title gives a has a clever way of Typewriter font that clue or a more scary representing a key feature challenges other appearance of the in the film. If the title is thriller titles in a film. Thanks to the broken and the audience way that allows our modern day thriller can figure out what is being viewers to read opening, my film represented, it could show carefully and settle learned and used a sign of split personality into the film as the many techniques such as the title in ‘Psycho’. title is being from general thrillers presented. which helped style and title my film appropriately.
Camera In typical thrillers camera In our final media In comparison toMovement- pan, movement and angles, product, we used typical thriller ourtrack, crab, crane normally tend to begin with two camera a hand final media product an establishing shot, held camera and a used good camera maybe of the location or of directors camera, movement as we did a character. Most thrillers our camera not want to start with like to use the camera and movement mainly an establishing shot zoom in to a location or go used was to track but start a track shot through a window and start characters. We where the character the film for example, wanted to keep the is holding the camera ‘Secret Window’. Some directors camera and introducing to the films like to show a track stationary and allow audience who they shot of a creepy location. the hand held are. Also several horrors use camera to go with male killers and use the the characters so camera to show the killer the audience could from a low angle shot and feel as though they show the killer looking are part of what is down from a high angle going on. shot on his victims, mainly females, this is done to represent the dominance of the character.Framing a shot Most films use extreme In our final product In comparison toECU, CU, MS, LS, long shots, for example in we used close up typical thrillers myELS ‘Halloween’ the director shots, medium shot final media product likes the audience to see a and long shots. We used a good amount location or the outside of a started with the of framing shots as building, there will be close up shot so we wanted to keep a normally very little detail the audience could clear and good visible, although it gives the see what the understanding to the audience a good characters are like. audience of what is impression of the film. We the used the going on. Similarly Close up shots are long shot to show a we did use long shots important, especially when eerie feeling to the but did not use something has gone wrong audience as the extreme long shots in a film or a character is camera is picked because we did not hiding or being silent. up by the killer and want the audience to Extreme close up shots like zoomed in on all know too much about to get a good detailed look four characters the characters. at a character, maybe a from a distance. shot of an injury or the fear look in a characters eyes.
Camera Angle The high and low camera In our final media In comparison to theHigh, Low angles movements are product we did use typical thrillers, Our combined to create a high angle shot but final media product sequence of images High not as much due to Did not use too much angles tend to make the the meaning of high of high angle shots view smaller, less angle and low and low angle shots significant, mainly used in angle shots, which because we were movies where the high are mainly used in focusing on the angle empowers and thrillers where they females in a forest belittles a character, such like to get the point with a killer around as in ‘Secret Window’ the of authority across. them and not on the character is standing high However we did authority of who is and tall on the top of his use the low angle more inferior than an steps commanding his shot where the all another. maid or speaking down on the characters were her. Low camera angles being watched by are mainly used to make the killer from a short characters look taller. long shot at a low So the added height on the angle. character or object on the screen may add fear and security to the viewer who is psychologically dominated by the figure on the screen.Mise-en-Scene The Mise en scene used in In our final media In comparison to typical thrillers have mainly product we focused typical thrillers our good low key lighting which and wanted to final media product helps set the scene, having make sure we got used and took in the depth in a film and some props and location research of Mise en thriller change the size or completely correct scene well as we proportion of the a object In for the setting of wanted good lighting a film which can be our movie. We and props and made manipulated through checked the sure the location was camera placements such weather to make suitable for our as having a weapon such sure that we could chosen idea. as a knife being clearly film at a dull dark visible. light because we wanted to set our film with low key lighting.
Editing – jump Typical thrillers use jump In our final media In comparison tocuts, match cuts, cuts and reverse shots, for production we typical thrillers ourreverse shots, example in The Butterfly mainly used cut final media productcutting rhythmn Effect used cut shots and shot and also had a did editing well as we at the beginning uses fade cutting rhythm had to edit from two in to establish the through the scene different camera. We atmosphere. The fade in where the character used many jump cuts introduces the atmosphere is walking away from the characters and area of the scene and slowly and the and had a cutting the quick cut shots show scene is cutting rhythm going. the characters quick from hand held movement in the scene. camera to directors camera.Sound In the films that I have In our final media In comparison to studied, there are a mixture product, we used typical thrillers our of sounds such a diegetic similar techniques final media product and non diegetic sounds as we used diegetic we wanted our sound used. For example in sound at the to be creepy and Secret Window there is beginning and the scary as all thrillers use of diegetic sound being non-diegetic sound have good use of used as the character is we used as our sound. talking to himself. In the scene was showing beginning there is non- the forest. diegetic sound being used as the location is being shown.Narrative Theory Typical thrillers use many In our final media In comparison to different Narrative theories, product our plot is a typical thrillers our a famous theory is by Levi typical thriller and final media product Strauss who believes all we want it to be used a simple way of stories are based on binary simple but not portraying our story opposites e.g. Night and simple where it is and probably had a Day, Black and White, Love easy to figure out Barthes theory. and Hate. the killer. Our product may be more like The Todorov theory.