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Titling.• Most of the films Ive studied have seemed to have their credits done over a black screen with some non diegetic music playing in the background to set the scene. It is also common for some films to start with a particular event before titles start to show. Another convention of titles is that usually the most important film companies or actors in the film are shown first in the credits.
Camera movement.• Tracking and Pan shots is what’s commonly used in the beginning of thriller films, particularly a certain group of people who we should be interested in as the audience.
Framing of shots.• The most typical shot used in thriller films seems to be the close up. Long shots have also been a commonality among thriller films being used to set the scene and show the audience where the action will be taking place in the upcoming events of the film.
Camera angles.• Things that seem to be quite common are the low levels of framing and the high angles at certain points, the high angle is used mainly to show those in a powerful position. There seems to be a main character(s) in the beginning which seems to have the majority of power and this is shown through the camera angles.
Mise en scene.• The general location used in the thriller movies seem to depends on the story of the movie themselves and because of that there’s a lot of difference in location.
Editing.• Cross cutting become a commonality during thriller films. This is usually because multiple things are happening that we’re unaware of and the jump cuts fill us in, they allow us as the audience to make assumptions on what the story or characters will be like.
Sound.• All films have non diegetic music playing in the background creating a sound bridge to create a certain atmosphere. Dialogue usually gives us an insight to the characters motives or their relationships with other characters in the film. This is very thought provoking and does well to build up tension, which seems to be a strong convention for thriller films.
Actors positioning and movement.• The intro is our first introduction to a character(s) so they normally tend to be in the middle of the frame. Their movement however seems to be very dependent on the situation they’re in at the time. A characters movement usually tells us something about the person, and through the movies analysed. So it seems a convention for their to be two different groups with two different movement patterns.