Beginners Guide to Mise en
Scene
Lily Saunders
What is Mise en Scene ?
• This comes from the French
term, what is inside the scene
or frame.
• It is the visual informati...
Props and
Setting
Costumes
Positioning
Lighting and
Colour
Facial
Expressions
Props and Settings
• The setting of a scene plays an important part
in film making.
• A set could be built from scratch or...
Costumes
• Costumes, hair and make up are important
to show us the personality, status and job
of the character.
http://ww...
Facial Expression and Body
Language
• This can tell us how someone is feeling.
• It can play together with the music in th...
Lighting and Colour
• Colour can add meaning to a scene as it gives it a
particular feel, look or mood.
• It can create a ...
Low Key Lighting
• This is created by only using key and back
lights. It creates sharp contrasts between
the dark and ligh...
Low Key Lighting Examples
Low Key Lighting in Batman
High Key Lighting
• High key lighting uses more filler lights and
the lighting is natural and realistic to our
eyes as it ...
High Key Lighting Examples
High Key Lighting in Iron Man
Guess What Lighting is Being
Used… ?
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Beginners guide to mise en scene

  1. 1. Beginners Guide to Mise en Scene Lily Saunders
  2. 2. What is Mise en Scene ? • This comes from the French term, what is inside the scene or frame. • It is the visual information in front of the camera, telling the audience information about the scene. It is made up of five different things...
  3. 3. Props and Setting Costumes Positioning Lighting and Colour Facial Expressions
  4. 4. Props and Settings • The setting of a scene plays an important part in film making. • A set could be built from scratch or time is spent searching for an already existing setting. • Settings can build up certain expectations before taking a surprising turn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J38H3xnvgiQ Props give the setting authenticity, these are particularly important in settings of a different era. • The weather also falls under this category, it can influence the mood and atmosphere of a scene for the audience.
  5. 5. Costumes • Costumes, hair and make up are important to show us the personality, status and job of the character. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYR9aKt Cuek • Tells us the era, society and culture that the show or film is based around. • Certain costumes are significant of certain types of people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q17DwQ4
  6. 6. Facial Expression and Body Language • This can tell us how someone is feeling. • It can play together with the music in the background to project someone in a way that might not be obvious to the eye – for example if someone is smiling but there is dark and sinister music, they turn from being someone happy, to perhaps being someone scary. • This can also indicate the feelings that one character has to another, or reflect the
  7. 7. Lighting and Colour • Colour can add meaning to a scene as it gives it a particular feel, look or mood. • It can create a dramatic effect. • Lighting can highlight objects or characters that might be important within the frame. • The lighting can be manipulated to make characters look mysterious by shading sections of the face or the body. • The lighting can show us a character’s mental state and hidden emotions. • There are two main types of lighting…
  8. 8. Low Key Lighting • This is created by only using key and back lights. It creates sharp contrasts between the dark and light areas. It produces distinct shadows or silhouettes. • This is appropriate for filming scenes that are of a horror or ghost genre…
  9. 9. Low Key Lighting Examples
  10. 10. Low Key Lighting in Batman
  11. 11. High Key Lighting • High key lighting uses more filler lights and the lighting is natural and realistic to our eyes as it produces sets that are brightly lit or a sunny day.
  12. 12. High Key Lighting Examples
  13. 13. High Key Lighting in Iron Man
  14. 14. Guess What Lighting is Being Used… ?

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