Thursday, 6 December 2012

Possible locations for thriller

The first possible location is Riverside.
This could be a useful location to use for our thriller film due to the reasoning that if we could imagine this place at night it really could be something quite frightning and help make our thriller film look realistic and successful. Here, we are also able to see the vanishing point which can make somebody look as though they are walking towards some sort of danger. We can also establish the claustrophobic space which can also show the thriller genre right there.
We could also say that the street lights at this time would be on because we would probobly should during the night and darkness as you are able to establish here. This could be very useful especially if it would be a foggy/misty night as it would help to show that sense of the enigma. This would also be a strong location as we have the street lights and darknes which create a sense of mystery and also the water and shiny ground as well in the foreground and background.
This also maked for quite a spooky location because we can see the street light being projected through the trees which gives that sense again of nightmare.

The second possible location is Norwich city centre
This would be a sensible location to use because their are a lot of tiled streets which if shot on the correct night could be a fantastic generic signifier for our thriller due to the fact of the shiny streets; it would make for a thriller full of horror and mystery. It would also be an excellent location for our shoot because again we have the claustrophobic nature of the scene which would be a nice feature to use, especially using certain types of shots such as the tilt and also low angle shots which will show the menace of the location.

I went out and took this shot at night looking at the town hall. This shot would also argue the case for a possible location for shooting as this slight low angle shot with also a sense of a tilt creates that menace to the building, while also supported using the lights around and on it creating that sense of power and status and also nightmare as somebody would be intimidated at this not knowing what the buliding would be.
The last possible location could be Eaton Park
I have choosen that Eaton Park could be a beneficial location due to the reasoning that I have been here during the dark hours of the day and I might say that it has the potential to give a frightning experience which would be absolutly perfect considering we are aiming to create a thriller film.

This would also be a first class place for our thriller film because there are many areas to it that can use many generic signifiers such as the vanishing point shown, skateparks and sports courts that, when deserted can show the enigmatic effect combined with ambient lighting from small floodlights. I took thsi and thought this would be decent to shoot a thriller because it provides a sense of innocence to it however in our thriller film would be a false accusation.
I also decided to go out during the dark hours of the day and took a good few pictures that attempt to show how spooky, menacing and enigmatic this location really could be!

These two pictures try and show the vanishing point aspect of the park and gets the enigmatic effect questioning is there anything in the darkness coming towards you?
These pictures intext well with the vanishing point of Essex Boys. These pose the question as to what is going to happen if they continue through the tunnel or even keep walking into the darkness as we are unsure as to what is actually there. It also portrays somebody/driving into danger or putting themselves into trouble. For example, Essex Boys signifies the barrell of a gun sight.

These next three pictures help to show the spooky side of the park, helping to also connate the mystery and sense of an abandoned place or deserted place,

On the right shows a sense of claustrophobia and entrapment which can portray our story to be where a character has no where to go and run away to, which interlinks with Kill Bill one where the women has no wear to run to as she is injured and eventually is murdered.
The picture seen left shows abondonment really well as the low angle makes it look scary, plus if it can be established that the ice seen on the seat and on the frame are covered in ice which makes for more of that spooky nature.
Just a few more pictures that try and give that enigmatic sense to the location and scary feel to it and also gets you wondering what is around or in the second pictures case, what is that light in the background of the darkness?

Can you see the light in the dark? This makes you wonder what the light is, in the distance if it is anybody at all. The worms eye shot shows that sense of someone being alone and also being isolated as no body else is anywhere to be seen in this vanishing pointy. 
This picture, especially the padlock which keeps the public from entering any further through this gate makes the enigma even more of an enigma becuase we are blind as to why this section of the park has been cut off from society. The cobwebs on the right of the gate also makes for that spooky nature to the location.

These last five pictures I took, I feel are the best of the whole lot because they show such a spooky side to Eaton Park and an excellent sense of the enigmatic feel!

This picture to the left and above shows that enigmatic sense and also that sense of a dark and cold atmosphere which can show a person entering the unknown in a way which can intertext with Essex Boys as the young man is shown to be driving against his will into the unknown.
The frozen water in these pictures makes you think well what is happening. It could show the fact that someone may not want to be there as you can see the water here although also are unaware of what is on the other side of the frozen pond as it is surrounded by darkness.

This is such a successful picture as it looks so spooky with the mists around the frozen water, while also having an unknown building in the background using this slight tilt.
This shows a sense of abondonment where the building is shown to be quite creepy and uses that enigmatic effect as you do not know what the building suggests or if there is anybody in the building itself. The high angle shot also makes it look very menacing to the naked eye.


  1. Dean I suggest you borrow a stills camera and take some shots of these locations and objects when the weather isn't bright. You could also practice using specific camera angles, for example low angle, high angle, tilt and so on. These locations are possibilities but at present because of strong sunlight and lack of creativity in these shots you need to practice your own shots.
    Take practice shots when you only have street lights - going out late afternoon/dusk or on a dreary day would valuable so that you can judge lighting.

  2. Well done for taking your own stills which are promising. To strengthen add captions referencing aspects of your case studies which have influenced your choice of location, lighting and camera angles.

    Keep up the good work, I've very pleased with your commitment.