In the short lighting is used to represent the character. They used low key lighting to set the mood and genre however this effect it is difficult to re-create and to make it you need professional lights. If able to achieve this effect it could change the audiences outlook on the film.
At points the sound of the character is increased, a microphone is placed close to actor when he is talking to make his presence more impactful, they then remove the non-diegetic music to allow concentration on the mise-en-scene, one such example is the close up of the clock so that only the regular clicking noise is heard creating suspense.
A lot of match on action was used, this allows the short to flow and not contain any continuity errors that would confused the audience.
There was no complete close ups of the character’s face to create mystery and ambiguity. It used very expressive framing and allowed people to wonder who the man is.