Thriller lesson 2

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Thriller lesson 2

  1. 1. Blogs <ul><li>On each blog you should have a log-every lesson </li></ul><ul><li>post what you have achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Se7en Essay posted </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-lim task </li></ul><ul><li>Thriller openings analysed and clips embedded </li></ul>http://cgsthrillerblog.blogspot.com/
  2. 2. Thriller Brief PLANNING IS IMPORTANT It is possible to obtain 20/20! You need to get into the habit NOW of updating your blog regularly
  3. 3. 17/20 Planning <ul><li>*** demonstrates excellent research into similar products through analysis of past students work and thriller clips . </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent presentation of props and locations along with casting audition tapes to show organisation of actors. </li></ul><ul><li>A detailed treatment and a proficient storyboard have been provided. All research and planning has been presented to an excellent standard and *** demonstrated good time management throughout the project. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Codes and conventions of a Conventions EXT: What makes a good Thriller?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Restricted Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Non Diegetic sounds to create tension </li></ul><ul><li>Enigma codes </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption of normality </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap surprise </li></ul><ul><li>Red Herring </li></ul><ul><li>Tension/ suspense </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonist/protagonist </li></ul>Conventions of a
  6. 6. <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>To learn about the codes and conventions of the thriller genre </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of the lesson you will be able to : </li></ul><ul><li>Identify thriller codes and conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of thriller as a problematic genre </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and conduct audience research </li></ul>Codes and conventions of a
  7. 8. Firstly thriller is a broad term that is used in film marketing, as a positive selling point for many types of film. <ul><li>It can mean: </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Edge of the seat </li></ul><ul><li>Thrills </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Suspense </li></ul><ul><li>Enigma/ Intrigue/ Puzzle </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Generic hybrid – two or more genres together </li></ul><ul><li>Sub Genre – a separate branch of the family </li></ul><ul><li>Problematic because . . . </li></ul>Codes and conventions of a Crime Techno Conspiracy Medical Mystery Political Religious Political Thriller Espionage - ‘ spy’ Action Psychological Supernatural Slasher/ Stalker Erotic Thriller Legal Thriller
  9. 10. <ul><li>Therefore anything could in theory be a thriller. A thriller does however have a set a codes regardless of specific sub-genre that cover mise-en-scene, camera angle shot movement and position, editing, sound, and narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to this each sub-genre will have specific conventions </li></ul>Conventions of a
  10. 12. Dos and Don’ts
  11. 13. <ul><li>Why is this important? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Most effective thrillers? </li></ul><ul><li>Prey on the target audience insecurities </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on Target Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Male / Female </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age range </li></ul></ul>Audience Research
  12. 14. <ul><li>Devise Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 15 - Maximum 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Fears, insecurities, worries, setting, locations, characters, symbolism, associations </li></ul>Audience Research <ul><li>Market research – favourite thrillers / actors </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Recording Data </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaire – Spreadsheet / Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Survey Monkey Account </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a Focus Group – record results </li></ul>Audience Research Uploaded to your Blog Wednesday 1 st February

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