MOOD BOARDS From showing snapshots of Black Swan (a very inspirational filmfor this product) I have tried to show the massive similarities betweenthe two films. They use similar colour schemes and far moretechniques to enhance the films intensity and plausibility and this allprovokes the clear physiological flaws in both Nina and NatalieHarland.
LOCATION AND SETTING The locations we used for the film were very appropriate in tryingto get across what we wanted to portray. Often we would’ve useddimly lit areas which aren’t conventional for people to be in. Theforest that we shot in was one of the best scenes as it is dim it ismysterious and more than anything it is incredibly stereotypical ofhorror films, this shows how we tried to relate our product
COSTUME AND PROPS The costume we used was based on Nina from the Black Swan wemade the realisation that the reason The Black Swan was intriguingwas because she seemed so normal and didn’t look or dress (at thebeginning) too unsteady so we followed this and dressed our characterNatalie in normal clothes to add to the mystery and suspense
MYSTERY & SUSPENSE Thriller films have a tendency to create an atmosphere of mysteryand suspense. They do this to draw the audience in more and try andlet them attempt to solve the mystery and ride on the suspense. The main character has a lot of mystery to her, she doesn’t look orseem abnormal at first but you slowly learn more and more of herpast and it becomes more mysterious
SLOW AND FAST EDITING The pace in a thriller film ranges vastly Often it is slow and building up the tension and mystery but thepace can differ massively Often in the last third of a thriller film the pace will speed up andtry and get to the conclusion of it all We used pace well and would speed up during flash backs but therest of the shots are slow and building tension
COLOUR The colour in thrillers is often dimly lit to try and symbolise the mood The dim colour can create suspense as it provides an eerie feel to thescene often To follow the themes of other thrillers we would use dimly lit areasand use abode photoshop to do colour corrections Finally we would go from colour to black and white to differentiatebetween the present and past
MUSIC Often the music in a thriller is slow and dramatic usinginstruments such as violins and other orchestral instruments Then as the mood and intensity heightens the music will build upin pace and different instruments will be used We’ve used our music well as we use childrens music creating theconnection between Natalie and children
HYBRID IDENTITY The Black Rose is a mix between thriller and horror using both of thegenres to heighten the intensity of the film A horror film often just shows fears that are commonly had by peopleand are portrayed in ways you can’t imagine in this respect the thought ofa paedophilic women that stalks children etc. is the horror side The mystery building up and intensity growing adds to the thriller sideof the genre