Friday, 7 November 2008

Class Feedback


  • Amazing soundtrack and storyboard
  • Clear story
  • Good use of props and camera angles
  • Effective opening sound

  • Unclear storyline
  • Credits
  • Too short
  • Camera angles
  • Camera work
  • Better use of props and locations

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Thriller Conventions

  • The crime at the core of our narrative is Stalking which leads to murder.
  • We did a close shot of the knife which is used in the murder, this becomes a clue later on.
  • There are a lot of enigmas that need to be resolved, such as who are the two characters.
  • Our extraordinary situation is that the girl is murdered in an ordinary situation.
  • Our film has a theme of voyeurism as Alex plays a pervert who thrives off killing young girls.
  • This is our antagonist's flaw as he cannot help but kill young girls that he likes the look of.
  • We have a scene in which the protagonist is in peril and the last one when we see her dead.

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Location and Shots

Long Road, woods at back of college


  • Long shot of Abi through trees, zooms in slowly.
  • Long shot of Abi walking round corner and Alex getting off bench and following her.
  • Medium shot of Abi (starts off screen) walking past woods and alex running behind her and dragging her into woods.
  • Long shot of Abi running from Alex through trees.
  • Medium shot of Alex from Behind. Zooms in on knife and then zooms out when he starts running.
  • Medium to close shot of Abi tied up in ditch, pans across to show blood on tree and zooms in to face.
  • Black screen with title.

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Friday, 24 October 2008


Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Our soundtrack was created using a programme called Garage Band. We tried out different samples until we found some that we liked and thought would go well in a thriller production. After we had found the samples we wanted to use we tried a few orders until we came up with one that sounded the best, added a scary atmosphere to the film which we all liked.
After putting them in order we cut some down to size and made some bigger so it lasted around a minute. We also added some fades in and out to make it go together better and add extra tension. Our soundtrack will begin midway through the sequence, just after Abi is grabbed by the killer. This is why we added an alarm sample at the start to show the panic. The tense sounds after wards add to the tension and at mosphere, before it gets fast paced when Abi is running away.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Cast List

A Universal Production
A 12 Block Film
Roger Stem
William Baxter
Vanessa Caston
Costume Design by Nenad Kocki
Art Direction by James L. Starski
Production Design by Bruce Stuart
Casting by Paul Wester
Film Editing by Travis Pitts
Cinematography by Karl Mensar
Original Music by Vladimir Hertz
Produced by Micheal T. Carter
Directed by Igor Osmik

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Monday, 13 October 2008


Friday, 10 October 2008

Soundtrack Picture

This is a screenshot of our soundtrack on Garage Band


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

the disappearance

Camera work:
The camera work used a wide variety of shot; long shots, close ups and even some first person shooting. they panned across the long shots effectively to add effect to the shot.

They cut from one scene effectively to the next keeping in sync with the music, and in keeping with the mood of the film. They used pictures well which was in keeping with the storyline of the film.


Thriller Opening Example- Empire Of Dirt

Empire Of Dirt

The camerawork was very good and all of the close ups worked really well with the atmosphere of the sequence. The view of the wall with graffiti on worked well before panning round to the person banging their head on the wall. The camera was not shaky either.

It was edited really well and bits were cut short to give a fast pace and make it exiting to watch. The chains and writing on the paper gave it a feel of anticipation and the viewer is not sure what is going on.

The screen was filled in every shot but with only one thing at a time so the viewer could concentrate on just that thing.

The soundtrack was well choreographed and suited the video really well. It added to the suspense and fear of the sequence.

The titles were incorporated into the video so there were no black screens apart from the first one which was splitting up the audio and the video.

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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Thriller Opening Sequence

To prepare for our thriller opening project we watched an opening sequence from a famous film. Our film was 'The silence of the lambs'.

The opening sequence was approximately five minutes and most of it was of a woman on an assault course in a forest.

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Friday, 26 September 2008


Monday, 15 September 2008