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Mise en scene

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Stills from today's lesson. Focussing on lighting, postion,colour and expression.

Stills from today's lesson. Focussing on lighting, postion,colour and expression.

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  • 1. AS Film Studies Unit FM1 Mise En Scene
  • 2. The language of film Mise En Scene
  • 3. Session Aims
    • By the end of the session you will be able to:
    • Understand the concept of ‘mise en scene’
    • Apply the concept to a film extract
  • 4. Definition: Mise En Scene
    • A French term meaning what is put into a scene or frame
    • Visual information in front of the camera
    • Communicates essential information to the audience
    • Made up of 6 elements: Can you guess what they are?
  • 5. The 6 Elements of Mise en Scene
    • Settings & Props
    • Costume, Hair & Make Up
    • Facial Expressions & Body Language
    • Lighting & Colour
    • Sound
    • Positioning of characters/objects within the frame
    Each aspect of mise-en-scene has hidden meanings within a film and sends signals to the audience about how we are supposed to feel at a certain point
  • 6. 1. Settings & Props
    • Settings & Locations play an important part in film-making and are not just ‘backgrounds’
    • Sets are either built from scratch or a great deal of time is spent to find a setting which already exists
    • Settings can manipulate an audience by building certain expectations and then taking a different turn
    • TASK: What settings and props you would find in:
    • A Science Fiction Film
    • A Romantic Comedy
    • A Horror Film
  • 7. IMAGE 1
  • 8. IMAGE 2
  • 9. IMAGE 3
  • 10. 4. Positioning of Characters & Objects within a frame
    • Positioning within a frame can draw our attention to an important character/object
    • A film-maker can use positioning to indicate relationships between people
    • TASK: What does the positioning in the following images reveal about the characters/film:
  • 11. IMAGE 1
  • 12. IMAGE 2
  • 13. IMAGE 3
  • 14. IMAGE 4
  • 15. Colour
    • Colour carries certain connotations which may add meaning to a scene (i.e. Red = Danger/Passion)
    • Can give a scene a particular look, feel or mood
    • Can be used for dramatic effect
  • 16. Analysing Mise en Scene
  • 17. 5. Lighting & Colour
    • Lighting & Colour can be used to achieve a variety of effects:
    • To highlight important characters or objects within the frame
    • To make characters look mysterious by shading sections of the face & body
    • To reflect a characters mental state/hidden emotions (i.e. bright = happy, dark = disturbed, strobe effect = confused
  • 18. Types of Lighting
    • LOW KEY LIGHTING:
    • Created by using only the key & back lights
    • Produces sharp contrasts of light and dark areas
    • Deep, distinct shadows/silhouettes are formed
    • Example: Horror Films
  • 19. Types of Lighting
    • HIGH KEY LIGHTING:
    • More filler lights are used. Lighting is natural and realistic to our eyes
    • Produces brightly lit sets or a sunny day (right)
    • Example: Rom-Coms
  • 20. What types of lighting are used in the following images: A F D C E B
  • 21. TASK: For each image, answer the following questions:
    • What type of lighting is used in each image (High or Low Key)?
    • Where are the KEY LIGHTS, FILLER LIGHTS & BACK LIGHTS in each image?
    • What effects/meanings does the lighting suggest?
  • 22. KEY LIGHT FILLER LIGHTS BACK LIGHT
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