• In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
When deciding that our genre would be thriller we researched the codes and conventions in the thriller genre. We followed the codes and conventions by using close up shots to show emotion in the mannerisms of the protagonist. Our title sequence was overall quiet dark as we only had a spot light on antagonist which creates mystery, not showing the antagonist face also follows the conventions as it creates tension and enigma, the shots were also cut quite fast paced which follows the conventions of thriller. The music we used builds tension and more suspense this is effective because its keeps the audience interested. The montage makes it clear that we are reopening a investigation case by the props we used such as detective cards, police evidence files and missing posters this follows the conventions of the thriller themes as most thrillers have involvement with detectives. The stop motion typography was handwritten which was very effective as it looks like they could be notes or clues the audience can interpret as either.