Mise-en-Scene
Bong S. Eliab
Hum 3: Film Appreciation
Mass Communication Department
Mise-en-Scene
 “Our most sharply
etched memories of
the cinema.”
 “Overall design of
a setting can
significantly shape
h...
Mise-en-scene
 “having been put
into the scene”
 Visual aspects that
appear within a
single shot
Mise-en-Scene
 perceived elements
that are recorded by
the camera: objects,
movements, lighting,
shadows, colors,
shots, ...
Mise-en-Scene
 Setting: not merely a
backdrop against
which the story is told
 Setting: engages
dynamically with the
nar...
Director’s Style
 Director’s control over
mise-en-scene
 Capacity of the
director to control
what happen on the
set.
Elements of Mise-en-scene
 Setting
 Props
 Costume
 Performance and
Movement
 Lighting
 Camera and Camera
Movement
...
Setting
 1920s-1940s: studio
 Studio: elements
controlled and chosen
 Signifier of
authenticity in 1920s
 Wilderness
...
Setting
 Functions to place the
character within a film
 Functions to create a
space and meaning
Props
 Device for conveying
meaning
 Define the genre
 Weapons: action genre
 Garlic/ crosses: horror films
 Unique s...
Props
 Used to anchor
characters into
particular meaning
 Hannibal Lecter: face
guard (Silence of
Lambs)
 The Godfather...
Costume
 Variant of prop,
tightly connected to
character
 Minor characters: use
codes of everyday life
(uniforms)
 Cine...
Costume
 Subtle changes of
character’s costume:
changes in status, attitude
or passing of time
 Signifies mismatches:
 ...
Performance and Movement
 Richest source of
mise-en-scene: actor’s
performance
 Performer: object of
the camera’s gaze
Performance and Movement
 Body Language:
strong coded elements
in the facial
expressions and body
positions held by the
p...
Body Language
 Part of everyday life
 Universal
 Cultural/ temporal
variations
 Thumbs up
 High Five
Performance
 Presentation of
characters by the
actors using body
language
 Dustin Hoffman in
Rain Man
 Tom Hanks in For...
Body Movements
 Body movements: can
be used to express a
change of emotion
and a passage of time
Star Factor
 Brings to the film a
meaning derived from
their presence
 Brings a level of
expectation and
implied meaning...
Type-Casting
 Part of film language
 Type-casting of a
star: having meaning
can be stretched and
re-used, but only to a
...
Other Elements
 Lighting
 Camera and Camera Movement
 Editing
 Sound
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  • Session 3 mise en-scene: Film Appreciation Course

    1. 1. Mise-en-Scene Bong S. Eliab Hum 3: Film Appreciation Mass Communication Department
    2. 2. Mise-en-Scene  “Our most sharply etched memories of the cinema.”  “Overall design of a setting can significantly shape how we understand story action.” - Bordwell and Thompson Note the backdrop (setting) of “The Road Home”; wooden fences, huts, small dusty roads, the clothes they Di and Zhao wear.
    3. 3. Mise-en-scene  “having been put into the scene”  Visual aspects that appear within a single shot
    4. 4. Mise-en-Scene  perceived elements that are recorded by the camera: objects, movements, lighting, shadows, colors, shots, movement of the camera, sound, editing Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in a scene of “The Piano”; note the perceived elements in the mise-en-scene
    5. 5. Mise-en-Scene  Setting: not merely a backdrop against which the story is told  Setting: engages dynamically with the narrative.Peter Jackson directing Watts in King Kong; explaining the mise-en-scene
    6. 6. Director’s Style  Director’s control over mise-en-scene  Capacity of the director to control what happen on the set.
    7. 7. Elements of Mise-en-scene  Setting  Props  Costume  Performance and Movement  Lighting  Camera and Camera Movement  Editing  Sound
    8. 8. Setting  1920s-1940s: studio  Studio: elements controlled and chosen  Signifier of authenticity in 1920s  Wilderness  Small town  Large ranch
    9. 9. Setting  Functions to place the character within a film  Functions to create a space and meaning
    10. 10. Props  Device for conveying meaning  Define the genre  Weapons: action genre  Garlic/ crosses: horror films  Unique signifiers of meaning  Objects on C.U./ Dialogue  Significance of object in the narrative
    11. 11. Props  Used to anchor characters into particular meaning  Hannibal Lecter: face guard (Silence of Lambs)  The Godfather: props in relation to family’s honor
    12. 12. Costume  Variant of prop, tightly connected to character  Minor characters: use codes of everyday life (uniforms)  Cinematic Codes: white for good guys/ black for villainy
    13. 13. Costume  Subtle changes of character’s costume: changes in status, attitude or passing of time  Signifies mismatches:  A costume calls for a series of expectation  Police: in robbery scene  Cross-Dressing: a make in female clothing
    14. 14. Performance and Movement  Richest source of mise-en-scene: actor’s performance  Performer: object of the camera’s gaze
    15. 15. Performance and Movement  Body Language: strong coded elements in the facial expressions and body positions held by the performers
    16. 16. Body Language  Part of everyday life  Universal  Cultural/ temporal variations  Thumbs up  High Five
    17. 17. Performance  Presentation of characters by the actors using body language  Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man  Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
    18. 18. Body Movements  Body movements: can be used to express a change of emotion and a passage of time
    19. 19. Star Factor  Brings to the film a meaning derived from their presence  Brings a level of expectation and implied meaning in their previous film
    20. 20. Type-Casting  Part of film language  Type-casting of a star: having meaning can be stretched and re-used, but only to a limited extent
    21. 21. Other Elements  Lighting  Camera and Camera Movement  Editing  Sound

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