Planning: Editing Planning (Miss Begum)
Editing is important in films because the different types of editing can have an effect on the mood of the specific scene. I believe it is important to think about the editing, especially in thriller films because the different types of editing can change the atmosphere of the scene and that would lead to different responses from the audience.
Firstly the fast pacing editing is conventional to a thriller because as the intensity of an attack in a thriller scene increases, so does the pace of editing. The emotion this would create is that it would create suspense by the audience, keeping them at the edge of their seats and being shocked because of the attack that's taking place. Slow paced editing is also conventional to a thriller because it builds tension and has the audience wondering what's going to occur next. Slow motion emphasises what's happening in the scene, showing that slow motion is needed so that the audience can have a better understanding of what's occurring in the scene.
The editing I plan to use in my thriller consists of the following:
1. Slow paced editing will be used when the protagonist starts to wake up. I have chosen to use this to signify the building up of the scene, and create suspense. This is conventional to the thriller genre because it creates tension because the audience would be aware that something is going to happen shortly because of the built up slow pace editing.
2. Montage will be used in between the credits, this would consist of the flashing images of the objects such as the bugs in the jars, bloody tools, religious symbols and the protagonist being stalked before being captured. I have chosen this type of editing because it confuses the audience and they wouldn't be aware of what would happen next. This is conventional to a thriller because montage is used effectively to confuse the audience.
3. Fast pace editing would be used when the hooded figures approach and get closer to the protagonist. Fast pace editing would be used to cause adrenaline and anxiety. This is conventional to a thriller because as the intensity of the scene increases, so does the speed of editing, which would have the audience at the edge of their seats.
4. Fade to black would be used when the candle would be blown out at the end of the scene. This would be used to finish the scene off with a cliffhanger leaving the audience wanting to know what would happen next. This is conventional to a thriller because it creates suspense and leaves the audience wanting to see more and questioning about what would occur next
5. Fast pace editing would be used again when showing the flashbacks of the flashing images that the antagonist would be experiencing. This would be used to confuse the audience even further because they would just get a glimpse of each flashback and the fast pace editing would make sure they don't see exactly what's going on during the flashbacks. This is conventional to a thriller because the flashback that the antagonist would be having would cause confusion and the audience would want to understand what's happening in more depth.