Saturday, 28 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
In our opening sequence I feel that we are aiming our film at young adults, the ways in which the characters are portrayed in the sequence are not in any particular way. Although not what we are trying to achieve on purpose, hopefully the audience sees the main character Dhylan Patel as positive, although this is so, we want the audience to also see that Dhylan is powerless to the fact that he’s lost his friend. The camera angles used when in the cemetery scene help portray Dhylan as helpless standing over the grave. Often films aimed at young adults are those which consist of themes such as rebellion, conflict with parents, first love etc. but our film isnt your everyday "teen" movie which consists of these themes we felt it'd too cliche to do so us making this psychological thriller was a huge task as it the genre would most often star adult actors and as our only starred young male actors there was the huge risk of not being taken seriously.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
1. Many thriller films will tend to focus on the plot rather than character. However, the plot will reverse it so that the film shows the issues surrounding the character. Psychological thriller films concentrate on a protagonist’s mental state of being. Often there is conflict which arises, either between two or more characters, in our case it’s the two main characters (Dhylan Patel & Tyler Johnson) that are in conflict but obliviously to one another as Tyler is a ghost following his friend Dhylan who doesn’t see him in the opening. Other sub-genres (i.e. action-thrillers), tend to focus on the physical conflict between two or more characters. Yet in psychological thriller films, the battle is fought through a condition of the mind.