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Learning outcomes
• Know all the elements of mise-en-
scene
• Identify them in a still image
• Link them to the representa...
Mise-en-scene is made up of…
• Location/ setting
• Props
• Costume and make up
• Lighting
• Characterisation
What should you be
looking for?
Location / Setting
• Where is it?
• What is that location associated with?
(E.g. Pub – british male. Corner shot -
older a...
Props
• What props are there?
• How are those props associated with the
representation? (E.g. Make up – female
girl. Video...
Costume and Make up
• What connotations do we have of the
items of clothing? (E.g. Knitted cardigan –
elderly. School unif...
Lighting
• What mood is set and how does this link to
the representation? (E.g. Dark lighting –
negative connotations – yo...
Characterisation
• Body language? (Do they feel comfortable
or uncomfortable in their surroundings /
company?)
• Facial ex...
How does mise-en-scene show
ethnicity?
How does mise-en-scene show
age?
How does mise-en-scene show
gender?
How does mise-en-scene show
regional identity?
How does mise-en-scene show
sexuality?
How does mise-en-scene show
gender?
How does mise-en-scene show
physical ability/ disability?
How does mise-en-scene show
age?
How does mise-en-scene show…?
How does mise-en-scene show…?
Task: Choose either the gender extract or class and status
extract and answer the following question: How does mise-
en-sc...
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Key terminology: Mise en scene

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Key terminology: Mise en scene

  1. 1. Learning outcomes • Know all the elements of mise-en- scene • Identify them in a still image • Link them to the representation • Begin to write an analytical answer
  2. 2. Mise-en-scene is made up of… • Location/ setting • Props • Costume and make up • Lighting • Characterisation
  3. 3. What should you be looking for?
  4. 4. Location / Setting • Where is it? • What is that location associated with? (E.g. Pub – british male. Corner shot - older asian male. Kitchen – good wife. Messy bedroom – teenage boy.) • What colours are used? • Is it well maintained / clean or in bad condition?
  5. 5. Props • What props are there? • How are those props associated with the representation? (E.g. Make up – female girl. Video games – teenage boy.) • What colours are used? • Are the props looked after? • Do they have other connotations? (religious etc.)
  6. 6. Costume and Make up • What connotations do we have of the items of clothing? (E.g. Knitted cardigan – elderly. School uniform – young children. Hoodies – teenagers. etc.) • Do they have on lots of make up or a little? • What does it show us about their personality and is this stereotypical or counter stereotypical? • What colour / material / fit is it?
  7. 7. Lighting • What mood is set and how does this link to the representation? (E.g. Dark lighting – negative connotations – youths. Etc.) • Is there any kind of colour used?
  8. 8. Characterisation • Body language? (Do they feel comfortable or uncomfortable in their surroundings / company?) • Facial expressions? (How do they feel in their surroundings / company?) • Eye contact? (Where are they looking / who are they looking at? What does this show us?) • Levels?
  9. 9. How does mise-en-scene show ethnicity?
  10. 10. How does mise-en-scene show age?
  11. 11. How does mise-en-scene show gender?
  12. 12. How does mise-en-scene show regional identity?
  13. 13. How does mise-en-scene show sexuality?
  14. 14. How does mise-en-scene show gender?
  15. 15. How does mise-en-scene show physical ability/ disability?
  16. 16. How does mise-en-scene show age?
  17. 17. How does mise-en-scene show…?
  18. 18. How does mise-en-scene show…?
  19. 19. Task: Choose either the gender extract or class and status extract and answer the following question: How does mise- en-scene show representations of (gender/ social class) ? The extract shows a stereotypical / counter stereotypical representations of gender / social class through mise-en-scene. The set and props show a stereotypical / counter stereotypical representations of gender / social class because ??? This is enhanced by the use of costume and make up because ??? In use of lighting creates a ??? effect so ??? The use of characterisation adds to the representation of gender / social class because ???

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