One Step Ahead uses lighting and a range of cinematography to create a dramatic scene and increase the tension. For example in the first scene low key lighting is used,
this makes character becomes more shaded and undefined, more of a black outline. The completely black out character suggests dangerous and unpredictability. Additionally low angles are used from the POV of inside the bag and helps display the character as powerful.
I found that the sound was crucial to making the sequence suspenseful. Contrapuntal music was played over the scenes making the audience feel uneasy and nervous to what is to come. Diegetic Ambient sound was also used with the non diegetic cacophony sound such as when the panel is getting scraped and low pitched sci-fi music played along side.