ThrillerAssignment 8: Individual Presentation Sanel Homer
Why have I chosen this genre?Thriller- Because it creates suspense, tension and excitement. It stimulates theviewers mood such as uncertainty, anxiety, suspense, excitement and terror.Conventions of thriller:Death- a killing of a much loved or a important character.Tragedy- the invoking of emotional pain of main character(s) oraudience.Suspense- where audience is gripped to the film at importantinformation is withheld until the end.Intensity- fierce emotions invoked that compels audience to simplifywith main character.Depressing- a miserable or forlorn emotion invoked through maincharacter and can be simplified with audience.
Inspiring films• Mirrors• Black Swan• Insidious• Paranormal Activity• TeethThese films inspired me because I like the like feelingof getting scared. Most of the movie storylines intrigue me.Such films can bring about a giddy sense of fear andadrenaline that appeals to a wide range of target audience.
What is your chosen theme for your opening sequence• My chosen theme for my opening sequences would be REVENGE. Death • Someone gets hit by a car • Violent • Ideas • Pain horror Sadness • Crying over the person death. • Loss Bullying • Grief • Physical • Verbal • cyber bulling
What happens in the movie/opening sequence• What will happen in the whole film? What will happen in the opening sequence?• Emma and Jessica were best friends, nothing • A car comes could tear them apart. Until Jessica became • Jessica hand on the ground Amy’s (bully) new victim. • A rose on the grave • Emma starts following the bully• No one saw the car coming, but all three Amy lifes change because of it. • Amy gets scared.• Jessica’s dead.• Emma’s suffering.• And Amy will suffer.
Who are the character and what do they represent 1st Best Friend Emma She’s friendly, warm and protective. Always looks out for her friends. Costume: Very simple. Winter clothing. Jeans, woolly top, scarf, hat, gloves and converse. Then changes to dark colours when seeking revenge. Body language: Very relaxed A very stereotypical content school girl and then her life changes around through her emotions and problems.Props: Car, knife and a embarrassing photo.Props: Knife, car, embarrassing photo
Who are the character and what do they represent 2nd Best Friend JessicaFriendly, easy going and bottles up all of heremotion.Costume: Wears dark colours.Likes to wear black a lot since she doesn’tlike to be notice by the bully. Body language: Very Stiff.This reflects a troubled mind and can onlyexpresses herself through her appearance.
Who are the character and what do they representThe Bully AmyA mean and cruel person. Doesn’tCare about anyone else beside herself.Costume: Wears bright colours. Light colourtops and skirts . Also wears a lot of make-up.Body language: A know it all. Walks like amodel.This represents her fake and changeablepersona and only cares for her materialisticthings
How are you going to create enigma in your opening sequence?The first scene you’ll just see a extreme close up of a hand laying on a pavement withtraces of blood pooling down which makes the audience question who owns the hand?What happened? And what is there to come?
STORYBOARD A extreme close-up shot of A mid-shot of Emma holding the rose A extreme close-up of the rose Jessica hands (2nd best friend.) (1st best friend)A full shot of Jessica following Amy. Extreme close-up of the knife and Amy A close-up of Amy(bully) hand (bully) neck.
Target audience and feedbackTarget Audience- For teens 16-19 (mostlygirls) since its based on best friends and thereloving friendship they had together.Gender: FemaleLocation: SchoolHobbies: Watching MoviesInterests: Hanging out with friends