Throughout most of our opening, we decided to use overlapping shots to represent the hectic, overpowering state of the protagonist's mind. Through doing this, we hope to portray the psychological, as well as supernatural elements of our thriller, as it builds suspense by keeping the audience on their toes, never quite understanding what's going on. Here are some examples of overlapping shots that we used:
Overlapping the shots adds a creepy suspenseful tone to the scenes.
This is an example of how we edit the shots to overlap each other; we use the transparency tool to make one shot fainter than the other so it can be over layered on top of another shot. We will later use cross-dissolve effects between each shot to make the scene flow more smoothly.