Emily's powerpoint on mise en scene in the a team trailer
By Emily Morley
• Overall very good. Some well- chosen
stills, well- organised. Many of your
comments are interesting and insightful.
Here there is many objects placed in a small area. This makes the
scene look busy and action packed. It makes the audience feel a
atmosphere of tension and action. The dust shown in the image also
helps to create a tense atmosphere.
Good. (Although this might have been a good shot to use to
explore setting.) This shot is right at the start of the trailer
– how does it set the scene for the tone of the film?
This positing of these two characters makes them look
in love. However the male character also look
threatening, as his face is partially darkened to
create a sense of danger.
Excellent comment on lighting. What does the lighting
suggest about the woman (other than drawing our attention
Not sure about in love – he looks a bit aggressive.
Hair, Make Up, Costumes
The costumes the actors are wearing creates a working
atmosphere. The actors are wearing working overalls. The facial
expressions appear to be of concentration. The make up and hair
used in this makes it feel very normal which also helps to support
the working atmosphere.
Very good. How is this supported by their surroundings?
This intense light helps create a sense of danger. This is
because of its orange glow which makes the audience think
of fire. The blurred background also creates a sense of
urgency and intense heat. All of this makes the scene feel
Very good. How often do we see shots like this in the trailer
This is a over the shoulder shot, as it is showing one characters
facial expression. The characters facial expression shows many
emotions including anger, madness and sadness. This character
also looks quite depressed. I feel that this setting is supporting
these emotions as it is slightly blurred, and the rain also adds a
Why might he be angry? What
clues does this give us about
the film’s plot?
Positing within a frame.
This character is positioned at the front of this scene. This makes him
look very important. This is also supported by the way the background
is blurred so the audiences attention is immediately attracted to this
What about his facial expression? Also, there are similar
shots of off the main characters in this trailer – why?
This shot shows this characters body language as
strong and confident. I get the impression of
confidence as no facial or emotional features have
been shown. The clenched fist and muscle shows that
this character is very strong. The clenched fist is
also showing that this character could be short
Again, what does
about the film’s
A platform or building has been set in the foreground, so this has
more importance than the background. However the background is of
water and distant mountains. The background has quite tranquil and
relaxed atmosphere. This influences the foreground as it makes the
scene seem very relaxed.
An interesting choice, as this shot is at odds with the action
in most of the trailer. Why has it been included? What
message does this give the audience.
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.