Successfully reported this slideshow.
The amount of screen time that both the killer
and basketball player had, suggests that they
have an equal importance in the film.
Dramatic irony is created when the killer washes
blood of his hands and then puts on the mask.
This shows the audience that he is dangerous
and a threat that is about to carry on killing.
Cross cuts were used between the killings and
the basketball, which conveys action and
intensity on opposite sides of the spectrum.
The cross cutting subverts conventions, as you
do not usually see two piece of action occurring
simultaneously, as we have done in our thriller to
portray a duo of action at the same time.
We used non-diegetic music to create a binary opposition
between the killings and basketball. By doing this, a sense
of mystery and suspense was conveyed.
Synchronous sounds were used to enhance some of the
diegetic audio, for example the running tap water as the
killer washes the blood off his hands.
We did not have any diegetic or non-diegetic dialogue in
the thriller because we believed that none was needed and
it would suit the atmosphere better. The constant action in
the opening sequence only needs screaming from the
murder victims as it makes it more intense and does not
slow down the action.
Using the sound, we subverted normal conventions. This is
because the contrapuntal non-diegetic classical music
does not match the horribly violent scenes shown, just like
the film Clockwork Orange.
There were multiple low angle shot on the killer, which
give him power and authority throughout the opening
sequence. The audience can also acknowledge the fact
that he has power and an important role in the film.
The prolonged shot of both the killer and basketball player
indicates their importance in the film, but ties together
well as they end up knowing each other.
A variety of close ups were also used in the film, such as
when the killer puts on the mask, which are there to show
the emotions on his face at the time. The stern look he has
on makes him look to be a cold-blooded killer.
We matched convention as the use of close ups and low
angles shots helped identify the authority in our thriller.
The costume given to our killer is very significant, as
the suit no only make him look smart and
professional, but the mask hides his emotions and
facial features while shooting up the school. A mask
also makes the shooting scarier, as the victims will
never see who killed them.
As we killed school children, its only appropriate for
them to be in school uniform. The basketball player
in the middle of training, so his also wearing PE
We subverted conventions with the use of costume,
as the audience would not expect or associate a killer
in a suit or a bright yellow, creepy duck mask.
The killer was a male teenager, just like the
Virginia Tech shooting which inspired our
The basketball was also a teenage male, to
show that the setting is a high school, along
with all the other victims who are young and
We matched conventions as we included
teenagers as our actors in order to match the
teen thriller genre.
We used blood in the opening seconds when the killer
was washing blood off his hands. The use of blood
gave an indication to the audience that he is a killer
and is involved in dangerous activities, and
foreshowed the horrific events that were to follow.
The other prop we used was a machine gun, which
portrayed the character of the killer as psychopathic
and evil. The gun also is a proper machine gun, which
shows he is specifically on a mission to kill people.
The blood and guns match conventions as they make
the film look realistic and horrific as psychopathic
killers are seen with guns and blood on them.
For the location, we used a school as it is
most appropriate for a high school massacre
which our thriller opening sequence is all
This matches conventions because a high
school massacre only makes sense to take
place around a school in various locations.
Our titles were based off the film ‘Ae Fond
Kiss’ where some of the production
companies had a different font, but the
names of the actors were all the same, having
the same screen time and transitions in and
out. They changed place all over the screen
just like in the new Superman Man Of Steel