Monday, 11 April 2016


Evaluation 4

Who would be the audience for your media product?

Our title sequence would attract an audience mainly of 15-30 year olds as this is the demographic we feel would relate and enjoy the themes of our film. The film may also attract an older audience because we have the older character of the detective who the older audience could relate too, as well as enjoying the thriller theme as this was seen through the ages of pre established fanbases  of other thriller films such as Gone Girl and Gone Baby Gone. The actors used in the film also attract these age ranges through star power as they will be familiar with actors such as Kristen Stewart as she is popular with a teenage fanbase by being in films such as Twilight so therefore may be interested in viewing the film. 



  In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

We deciced that the genre for our title sequence was thriller,we researched the general codes and conventions for a thriller film and discovered that thriller are usually framed on building tensions throughout. The antagonist is also often kept secret throughout the film until very late on. Many close up shots are used to show emotions of characters within the title sequence. We decided to use  the codes and conventions of thriller and make our title sequence conventional and to go along with the thriller theme.The shots in our title sequence could be said to be conventional as they are very dark and quick which moves along with the story. We made the shots black and white and included intense music to move along the storyline and build tension. The montage scenes used made it clear to the audience that the main element of the plot was to find her brother through a journey, we used the montage to continually display this. The props and mise-en-scene of the title sequence fitted with the thriller theme as we used fake police evidence folders and files. This tells the audience that the criminal case was reopened and that it had an involvement of the police in the plot without actually physically showing this.The handwritten typography continued the theme of thriller by suggesting they looked like clues. The theme also kept to the codes and conventions of a thriller film as we used an investigation and secrecy of a character to create suspense. We also used editing and filming such as the low lighting, filters, music and props to enhance the thriller theme


Final Cut

This is our Final cut of our title Sequence. We worked well with the group to create this title sequence .

Sunday, 10 April 2016

                                                              Sub- Genre
The thriller genre is split into different sub-genre to describe the different type of thriller.

The different types of Thriller Genre are:

  1. Psychological
  2. Political
  3. Crime 
  4. Spy                      
Psychological Thriller - this thriller emphasizes the emotional and psychological state of the characters. It also plays in audience's mind using enigma which creates suspense in the film. Characters often fight with their own mind; tying to find who they really are, and sometimes they are forced to death, deal with others death or fake their own death. Common elements can include stock characters such as serial killer and detectives.

Themes of psychological Thriller: 

  • Mind
  • Identity
  • Death
  • Reality
  • Existence/purpose 
  • Perception 
Shutter Island is an example of Sub-genre film. This film was released in 2010 and directed by Martin Scorsese. This film was based on a novel. This movie is about "Tedder" investigating on psychiatric facility in Shutter Island. 


Political- This is a thriller that set a backdrop of political power struggle. They are usually designed to give political power to the protagonist or the protagonist already has the power but the antagonist tries to destroy it. They can involve nation and international political scenario.Political thrillers can be based on true facts such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy or the Watergate Scandal. There is a strong overlap with the conspiracy thriller.  
The common theme of political sub-genre can be political corruption,terrorism & warfare.
Image of The Ides of March Image of The Ghost
This are the two examples of Political Thriller. 'The IDES OF MARCH' and 'GHOST WRITER'. THE IDES OF MARCH is the 2011 film, directed by George Clooney. Ghost writer is the 2010 film, directed by Roman Polanski.

Crime- Crime thrillers focuses on the criminals of the crime rather then the actual law. The main topics of crime thrillers are often about murder, killers, heists and robberies. 
 The Dark Knight  is the 2008 film, directed by Christopher Nolan. 

Spy-  Spy thriller is considered as being a sub-genre of both action and thriller. Spy thriller usually focuses on the main protagonist adventure, escapism and revenge. This consist of activities of government  agencies as main plot.

 SPECTRE is the 2015 film directed by Sam Mendes.