This essay focuses on the short film The Insane. The essay is an analysis of the film and the techniques and methods used in the film. i was asked ot write this essay to look at hte conventions of a short horror film and how i could use them in my own film. I recived a C grade for the essay and this hilighted my strenghts in essay writing and also my weaknesses so i was able to build on the feedback i recived. Writing the essay has improved my knowledge of film and genre conventions and has prepared me for creating my own film as it has given me inspiration.