Tv drama mise en- scene


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Tv drama mise en- scene

  1. 1. Mise-en- scene<br />G322:TV DRAMA<br />
  2. 2. mise en scène focuses on what can be seen in the picture. <br />this is done during the pro-filmic event= exist before it can be filmed;<br />Usually this event will consist of actors performing in a setting<br />The film’s director usually decides where the camera is positioned. <br />Mise-en-scene<br />
  3. 3. When you use the term mise en scene, you are discussing where the composer or director has placed all the elements of the scene within the frame.<br />Mise-en-scene<br />
  4. 4. Important questions to consider when thinking about mise-en-scene in film/TV.<br />What does the sequence mean to you?<br />How does it create that meaning?<br />Mise-en-scene<br />
  5. 5. Set layout and design – This is how the set is put together to create a certain mood, location and atmosphere for the film.<br />Costume – This is what the actors wear to show their status or character. <br />E.g. Action heroes will often wear a ‘costume’ to suggest their role, intentions and how they will react to the situations they find themselves in.<br />Areas to consider<br />
  6. 6. Lighting ( ambient/artificial/low or high key)<br />This is how light is used by the film to create a certain mood or atmosphere <br />low lighting is often considered unsettling and threatening. <br />Action movies tend towards a more brash and visceral use of lighting and colour. <br />Props – These are the objects that are used to ‘dress’ the set create a sense of realism.<br />Areas to consider<br />
  7. 7. Watch for how setting, costume, lighting and the behaviour of the figures present themselves in a given film.<br />should notice how mise-en-scene is patterned in space and time to attract and guide the viewer’s attention<br />How to Analyse Mise-en-scene<br />
  8. 8. Think about these questions for the following image;<br />Where is our eye attracted first? Why?<br />What type of shot? How far away is the camera from the action?<br />How much space is there between the characters? What does this tell us about them? <br />Example questions to consider<br />
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  10. 10. The dominant in this shot is the character of Enid (Thora Birch). <br />The dominant is created by:<br />Size. She's one of the two largest objects in the shot. <br />Focus. She's one of the two objects in focus. <br />Lighting. Unlike Seymour (Steve Buscemi), who's also large and in focus, Enid is highlighted by a shaft of light. <br />Colour. Enid wears a bright blue top while the rest of the shot is composed of variations of brown. <br />
  11. 11. This shot is a medium shot. The two characters are shown from the thighs up.<br />
  12. 12. The distance in this shot is intimate, <br />Signified: the characters are good friends and are <br />comfortable with each other at this point in the film.<br />
  13. 13. In groups of 3 take one mise-en-scene area:<br />Setting<br />Camera position<br />Props<br />Lighting<br />Costume<br />Watch clip: sex and the city<br />Answer questions:<br />What does the mise-en-scene tell us about the possible theme?<br />What does the mise-en-scene tell us about the individual characters?<br />Group activity<br />