Mise-en-scène Mise-en-scène literally means ‘put in the scene/frame’.In your books list and describe/discuss all the things you think might be included in mise-en-scène.
Definitionmise-en-scène/meez on sen/Nounmise-en-scène includes refers to all elements of visual style - that is, bothelements on the set and aspects of the camera:shot selectionshot composition including all aspects of production design and setdecorationFigureall objects and propsLightingtechnical camera properties such as shutter speed, aperture, frame rateand depth of field.
Shot Selection = mid shot Shot Composition = Two shot framed with car window filmed from outside the car looking inTechnical camera = B&W Lighting = low contrast, dimly litDepth of field = Shalow (kids are in focus from outside the car – appears tobut foreground and background are not) come from natural street lights Objects and props Figure
LightingCopy the table below into your booksWatch the extract from The Most Beautiful Man in theWorld.Observe features of the lighting and make notes todescribe this.
ReasonsOffer some reasons for why the director might havechosen to light the scene in this way.For example; I think the director chooses to have lightdancing over the little girl’s face because he wanted toshow the contrast between the animated nature of theprogram she is watching and the dullness of her ownmood…
Mise en SceneWatch the extract from The Man with the Beautiful Eyes.Observehow objects, other props and text are used in thevisual narrative.
Task Using notes taken in class, compare and contrast the use oflighting and mise-en-scène in two of the film extracts screened.