Notes I wrote for the voice-over version of our thriller film (I wanted to do a blog post as I didn't get to say them all):
Task: Watch your thriller again and make notes on how you used the following to engage, challenge and absorb etc your viewer.
The main sound that we use in our thriller opening is the dance of he sugarplum fairy by Tchaicovsky. We edited this to make it our own, so we slowed it down by a lot and took the underneath beat of marching sounds and extended it across the film. I think doing this worked well as we used typical and classic ballet music to fit in with our genre of thriller, but edited it to make it sound unsettling and unusual to create tension for the viewer. After putting the sound to the filming we realised how well they fitted together, especially at the end where we have three scene changes that fit in with three beats. We also used 'Static' sound effects from garage band which were very unsettling and I think they worked really well with creating tension how we wanted to.