<ul><li>The following is an analysis of my media project. Our chosen genre was psychological thriller; however, we also used elements of horror. As the main character I used my skills as an actor to create an unnerving and disturbing character and atmosphere. I also preformed a partial editing practice - including sound design and visual editing. Other members of my group included; Kristian Boll, Alister Dickson and Lewis Costello. </li></ul>
<ul><li>We viewed a number of film openings that either come under or are close to the psychological thriller genre. We reviewed and commented on the films we felt were interesting and provocative. Examples of such are The Ring and Poltergeist, pictured below. </li></ul>
Creating A Masterpiece <ul><li>We began brainstorming our ideas. We came up with a storyboard drawn from a script that I did. We then set out to find a suitable location, preferably one that suited the disturbing mood. The location was found by director, Kristian. </li></ul>
Filming <ul><li>The criteria for filming was to film one exterior shot and have the rest of the film inside. We used a variety of shots, but mostly medium to long shots; to convey the characters sense of isolation. </li></ul>
Postproduction Pt. 1 <ul><li>We used various editing techniques for our film. To produce a dull, almost grimy-look, we used a black and white filter. Other visual editing included masking images, to create the illusion that my image was being played on the TV; as well as, speeding-up/slowing-down images, and also distorting images to create a point of view of the main character. </li></ul>
Postproduction Pt. 2 <ul><li>Finding a suitable soundtrack for our film, was the most difficult part. Although our soundtrack is copywrited, we wrote to and were given written permission by Radiohead’s recording agency, to use a title track from one of Radiohead’s albums. Other non-diagetic sound included a voice-over track from Lewis Costello. </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>I believe that we achieved our goal of creating a film that incorporates a combination of both psychological thriller and horror conventions. The finished project is featured below this blog entry so enjoy... </li></ul>
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