Thriller Title Sequence from Edward Haynes on Vimeo.

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

Our piece is in black and white which challenges conventions of modern film making, as the expectation of films is that they are in colour. This makes our film appear different and as such stand out from other films that are out. Our song choice (like a rolling stone by Bob Dylan) is, also, unconventional, particularly since this is a thriller that deals with some quite dark imagery and ideas. The song is quite upbeat and folksy in terms of tone, giving a disorienting sense (similar to the opening of Watchmen, that I have researched), as the two styles don’t generally fit together. We have, also, used editing to create this sense, the sequence opens with two very long lasting shots (about 20 seconds each) and soon after there are a few extremely quick cuts (with one one shot lasting probably less than a second). Disorientation can help to establish an enigma in a thriller as it creates some curiosity in the audience.

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