The main points we have picked up on through Audience Feedback are:
- Not to use shots with jerky movements (such as our panning shots). This loses us marks. We were advised that, if we want to attempt panning shots, to also shoot a still shot in case the shot goes wrong.
- Try and get Close Ups and Extreme Close Ups on key things (such as holding hands, unlocked doors etc.)
- Use shorter takes as they are more common in Slasher films, as well as helping the actors (long takes can be hard for amateur actors)
- Get the Boyfriend character out the way quicker. This would be beneficial as it gives us longer to build up the tension with the girl alone, whilst still having the signs of sexual activity.
- More variety in camera shots/angles/distances. Vary our shot types more to make the production more interesting on screen and to also give subtle signs to the audience (for example; close up on key objects and long shots to set the scene - establishing shots).
- Maybe make use of a phonecall to build suspension. We also knows this works in Slasher films from watching films such as "When A Stranger Calls" and "Scream".