Mise en scene & lighting

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Mise en scene & lighting

  1. 1. Film Language MISE EN SCÈNE
  2. 2. Mise en scène includes: •Costume •Lighting and colour •Actors (or action) •Make up and hair •Props •Setting
  3. 3. Costume… When? Rich or poor?
  4. 4. Costume… What?
  5. 5. Costume… Where & When?
  6. 6. Lighting & Colour
  7. 7. STAR CAMERA BACK LIGHT KEY LIGHT FILLER LIGHT
  8. 8. Other Basic Lighting Options CAMERA STAR Under lighting Backlighting Top lighting
  9. 9. High & Low Key • High key lighting tries to create a naturalistic effect. • Low key lighting emphasises shadows, normally for effect.
  10. 10. High or Low Key?
  11. 11. Where is this image lit from? What effect does this create?
  12. 12. What about this one?
  13. 13. What type of lighting is this?
  14. 14. Where is the subject being lit from?
  15. 15. Key Terms for Lighting... • Key Light • Low key lighting • High key lighting • Back lighting • Top lighting • Under lighting
  16. 16. Extension
  17. 17. Film Noir & Chiaroscuro Lighting • Low Key Lighting – Creates a hard / sharp look with strong areas of contrast between light and dark – The faces of the actors lit in this way suggest a darker side to their personality – Have parts of the set casting shadows to create an air of fragmentation and mystery • Also enabled the use of cheap sets, as the lighting hide their faults
  18. 18. Acting
  19. 19. Make Up & Hair
  20. 20. Props
  21. 21. Setting
  22. 22. Set and Props… What? Who?
  23. 23. Look at the following image(s) and, thinking about mise-en-scène, answer the following questions:
  24. 24. Where and when is this happening? What is the nature of this place?
  25. 25. What is the nature of this character and how does mise-en-scene contribute to this reading?
  26. 26. What juxtapositions (opposites placed side by side) are being explored in this still and what does this make us think about the characters

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