Mise en-scene

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Mise en-scene

  1. 2. <ul><li>Pronounced “meez ahn sen”, it is a French term and originates in theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Of all the technical aspects mise-en-scene is the one that we are likely to be most familiar with. When a film finishes we may not remember the camera shots or editing but we can usually recall some elements of the mise- en-scene </li></ul><ul><li>So, what is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Mise-en-scene refers to everything that appears in the film frame. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>What makes up mise-en-scene? </li></ul><ul><li>Location / Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Props / iconography </li></ul><ul><li>Costume and Make Up </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Use of colour </li></ul><ul><li>All elements are controlled by the director with the help of a several design departments– remember that accidents in production of film or tv are rare! </li></ul><ul><li>Mise-en-scene is crucial in creating the world of the show and meaning for the viewer </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Denotation ? </li></ul><ul><li>What you actually see eg. A Rose is a red flower </li></ul><ul><li>Connotation? </li></ul><ul><li>What something might stand for or represent, e.g.. To give someone a red rose might suggest love </li></ul><ul><li>What are all of the connotations of the colour red? </li></ul><ul><li>The mise-en-scene in a film or TV show can connote complex ideas to the viewer very quickly. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The mise-en-scene can enhance audience understanding of a film/tv show by informing them of different meanings such as: </li></ul><ul><li>The period/era. </li></ul><ul><li>The place or cultural context. </li></ul><ul><li>The genre </li></ul><ul><li>The characterisation. </li></ul>

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