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With the opening credits we made the font scribbly, like the ones used in se7en, and it created a thriller aspect to the names, the scribbling around the words go with the writing on her arm.


We also used text to show that we can also use after effects as well. However, we made the font flicker to make it seem more thriller rather just placed there for no reason.


we placed the title of the thriller to go with the scribbling and it goes with paper in the back ground. And the slow movement of the camera makes it easy to read, also it goes with the pace of the thriller.


This is the first time that the other self is seen, this creates the thriller effect because as the audience is watching they don’t know who the person is until it is shown later.


This is the shot were the other self is shown, this is a thriller effect because it is an mind warping effect as they are two of the same person, and it is not a natural effect in real life and adds to the thriller effect.


this is the other thriller effect, the use of lighting makes shadows which makes it look like the other self is there, shadows are a good use of creating a thriller mood and adds to the thriller effect.


katy mirror

Abbie is a troubled young girl, who is suffering from a bad back ground, relating with her family. This soon causes her mental problems and that is why she was put in a mental hospital.

katy mirror 2

This is from the film black swan, this still is showing the layering/ mirror and is a good example to use and compare with. This also shows how the main character goes insane.

QUESTION 3:  IMDB Blank Template

QUESTION 4: s and s magazine

SIGHT&SOUND is a magazine aimed at adults and those who like films, has reviews of many articles of films. This could be ideal for our thriller as they can review every new film and it can advertise the thriller as well because it can get the audience to tell people about the film. It also has different   types of genre of films and it could bring in more thriller films and also can spread around as it is highly rated and high appeal to those taking a film degree and the reviews are greatly in depth and can take shear amounts of pages.

“Antipsychotic”  is a terrifying take of a young girls troubles in that of her prison of a mental hospital and how her need to escape is thwarted at every turn by her acute schizophrenia. It takes place in an average mental hospital, and just an accused innocent girl who wants to girl home, it would be simply storyline, right? Well, on her journey she is stopped by walls and herself, literally.  You feel like you’re going backwards and forward with this film, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat with this new original thriller. With unexpected twist at the very end that you’d never expect, throughout this thriller you are constantly trying to work out the twists and turns during this film.





This is the garage-band we used to make our soundtrack in our thriller, this is the first time of using this software. I found quite easy to work out how to find the music, and how to extend the length of the piece playing.  i felt confident of using this piece of software. however we had a problem we we first saved it, when we came back to it the next lesson it hadn’t saved so i had to recreate what i had made then took photos of everything so if we did lose it again I could easily remake it.

Editing 4

This the final cut software we used to edit our thriller, we have used this software plenty of times so we had no trouble with editing or learning anything new. However recently we had trouble with layering but we soon learnt how to do it and was no ready to layer the real thriller.

Editing 2

This is an example of layering.



This is the equipment we used for filming. We had used the camera and tripod plently of times in other filming we have done, the wheel chair was used for the dolly zoom as when we used the dolly we had several  problems using it so it was suggested that we use a wheel chair, after several goes we had all felt this was the better option to use.



Thursday: Fix transitions and sound, fix any lighting (titles)

Friday: Finish sound and Ident

Tuesday: Last Tweaks

Thursday: Finalise and upload


Good range of angles

Lots of shots

Paid attention to the distance from the character

0:59 Good framing which helps make it seem authentic



Variety of appropriate locations

Genre specific props and costume and lighting

Costume was plain and institutional line it was a mental institute. Maybe darken the hallway scene to make it seem creepy ad more thrilling



Great effect with the mirror and links well to the title.

The cuts make following the story difficult as there are no understandable transitions.



1:13 Subtle, cut the sound?

Maybe background noise when she’s looking in the mirror

1:32 music suddenly cuts

Pace picks up – builds tension

0:31 Tense music sounds like a thriller


Titles and Ident:

Creative camera works well in conjunction with this

Titles look professional

Not too clear on what the title of the film is

Titles distorted by words written on arm. Works well as the main subject is ‘psychotic’

When we first uploaded all our footage we knew there was a problem due to a scene which involved layering. As soon as we noticed the problem we went out and filmed again. When we were all satisfied with the footage we all went to do the sound, editing and the editing of the footage. However there was a problem with the sound. I had created the sound on garage band and saved it but when I returned to place it onto Final Cut the sound was not there so I had to recreate the sound but this did help us out a little bit as I had managed to improve it and get more sound done. There was a problem with the jobs we did as a group as one person edited sound and one person edited the footage we had the last person in the group move around and gave input to the process which didn’t seem a problem but it meant they didn’t seem to be doing much. However they did input with photography by editing the poster for our thriller. The improvements we need to do are on the transitions between each shot I found didn’t flow well and needed to be improved on. Another thing we need to improve on is when the ‘other’ arrives for the first time transition isn’t as effective as I hoped it would be and that could be edited as soon as possible.

My role of the shoot was actor and director. When filming I made sure the camera didn’t move whilst shooting a scene which involved us to use layering. When looking over the footage and there wasn’t something right or something was caught on camera we didn’t want in the shot we went back and re-shot. what went well for us is that we tried the dolly zoom which we all knew how to do, as we had practised it several times. What didn’t work was when we filmed the layering part, and using a mirror, as I was talking I used my arms and they went out of shot and then a hand appeared from another shot, so we had to go back and shoot a reaction shot and place it in-between to make it look better.