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    • Pronounced “meez ahn sen”, it is a French term and originates in theatre.
    • Of all the technical aspects mise-en-scene is the one that we are likely to be most familiar with. When a film finishes we may not remember the camera shots or editing but we can usually recall some elements of the mise- en-scene
    • So, what is it?
    • Mise-en-scene refers to everything that appears in the film frame.
  • 3.
    • What makes up mise-en-scene?
    • Location / Setting
    • Props / iconography
    • Costume and Make Up
    • Lighting
    • Use of colour
    • All elements are controlled by the director with the help of a several design departments– remember that accidents in production of film or tv are rare!
    • Mise-en-scene is crucial in creating the world of the show and meaning for the viewer
  • 4.
    • Denotation ?
    • What you actually see eg. A Rose is a red flower
    • Connotation?
    • What something might stand for or represent, e.g.. To give someone a red rose might suggest love
    • What are all of the connotations of the colour red?
    • The mise-en-scene in a film or TV show can connote complex ideas to the viewer very quickly.
  • 5.
    • The mise-en-scene can enhance audience understanding of a film/tv show by informing them of different meanings such as:
    • The period/era.
    • The place or cultural context.
    • The genre
    • The characterisation.