MEDIA LANGUAGE What is a language? A series of signs used to communicate meaning Is music a language? Clothing? Tattoos? Piercings? Body language? Images? Film shots?
MEDIA LANGUAGE Mise-en-scene Means “put in scene” The idea is that everything is in the scene for a reason. This includes props, lighting, music, setting, characters
Things to consider:1) setting and props used MISE-2) Costume and make-up used3) Actors – their expression and movement EN-4) Lighting and use of colour5) The way objects and people are SCENEpositioned.
MISE EN SCENESignifiers and Symbols: Verbal (seen) or an aural (heard) SIGN that an audience places a meaning onto: for example, a dove could mean peace, a creaky noise or a scream could create fear, a heart shape could signify love, etc.
TASK Choose one of these four images First, make a list of DENOTATIONS. Then, make a list of possible CONNOTATIONS. Write a paragraph explaining the CONNOTATIVE LEVEL OF MEANING. Finally, prepare a treatment for a short film featuring this shot.