In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
These screenshots show the special effects that I have used in my thriller opening scene. The first screenshot shows the actress exercising in the park, but someone is watching her through binoculars. I created this in After effects. Initially, I was not going to use this shot as I was having problems with the camera focusing which didn't look normal for the human eye when watching someone. I decided to put this binocular effect on it which made the thriller look more eerie. I did this by creating a black solid and used a series of overlapping and masking with two circles. I then adjusted the colour and made more masks to create the dust around the spec to make this shot look more authentic and real. I exported this through alpha channel and inserted the original clip.
This is a shot from the flashback scene. I used an effect called 'echo'. This helped create the ghost effect. This helped show that time was passing. For the flashback scene I also adjusted the reds and yellows through colour correction, and over exposed the shots to make the clips look like they are from the past. To highlight the key moments in the flashback I used a white solid for a few frames with the sound of a box camera. This helped with the flow and to make it look more interesting so the audience could feel empathetic towards the female.