- Use backlighting to create shadows and silhouettes, side lighting to cast light on a characters face while everything around them is dark (create the half-light face, half dark face look), hard lighting creates harsh, sharp-edged shadows while soft lighting is more diffused and evenly spread out.
- Diffusion – Using materials such as tracing paper or opal plastic acts to scatter the hard light coming through it and turns hard light into softer, gentler light.
- Specular reflection – When you direct light off a glossy, white-toned surface the light will remain harsh and directional.
- Selective absorption – Smooth grey or coloured surfaces absorb some light and reflect the rest.
Sound – diegetic or non-diegetic sound to match our opening scene, selecting the correct music to go with our theme.
Editing – the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work.
Montage – a technique in film editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information.