To ensure that our sequence was effective we wanted to find a location to filmthat gave the visual codes we were looking for. A convention of thriller films isusing realistic setting to allow the audience to be able to relate to the story and tokeep them in suspense. We applied this to our opening sequence by filming in afamily home where Bella was home alone. Our product challenged the forms andconventions of thriller films as we filmed during the daytime in an open area, atypical location for a thriller would be in dark, atmosphereChoosing a family home would allow the target audience to relate better to thefilm itself, as we have chosen to target teens and young adults. The fact that thefilm was shot in a family home allows Elisha as the director to innovate thestereotypical conventions of a classic thriller film, and by setting the production ina home environment, this allowed the plot to become clear, and as an audience,we get to see Elisha in a natural environment familiarise with this type of environment as they spend every day at home, so an immediate relationship iscreated between the production and audience, as they are able to understandwhere the location is, and why it is set in such a way, e.g. props of remote control, TV ,cupboards , We also wanted to keep the location fairly simple, as we wantedto create suspense by introducing sudden movement unexpectedly in a completelynormal environment.I decided to show the costumes and props we used in order to comply with a realthriller opening sequence. Figure three shows what Bella wore ,we had Bella wearwhite plain top and black leggings to show her youthfulness, also Bella is wearingnormal casual clothes that a typical teenager would wear when relaxing at home,and this shows a sense of realism, which develops the conventions of a thriller.
Quite often the antagoni
st isn’t seen until later in the film, however, we decided
to show him in our film, but to keep his face covered, still keeping the mystery,which is often present in thriller films.