Evaluation Part 1

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

For this question I created a prezzie which took up to 2 hours and a half


We tried to do something a little different to your average horror thriller. Rather than using the typical conventions of a horror thriller by frightening them to a point where they no longer can bare to look at the screen, our group decided to do something slightly different by having that element of rising fear being presented yet at the same time making the audience question what is going. Furthermore, our group challenged existing thriller openings by adding a psychological element onto the horror element of the thriller opening. We combined the two types of thriller together by having a psychological feel to it due to mentally disturbed women having flashbacks of her past.


We used a lot of point of view shots which added to the thrill of the opening as we challenged the audience’s emotions through our opening by creating a sense of fear but at the same time building a sense of sympathy for the women which broke the typical conventions in order for the audience to be curious as to what they should be feeling and more importantly what is going to happen next?


We used typical conventions specifically from the thriller opening Se7en as I really liked the idea of objects being shown significance to after Hitchcock speaking about objects being the key to building suspense. The thriller opening Se7en presented random objects throughout which did exactly that. We started off the thriller opening with a ballerina musical box spinning as the camera shot became closer and closer which created suspense as there was no one else in the shot and the musical box was spinning showing signifcance to it which built suspense levels.


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