Recap
• You have 10 minutes to take a low, mid or high
key portrait of one other student
• In this time you must set up th...
Today
Understand the concept of mise en scene

Apply to two scenarios

Apply to your own draft designs
AS Photography

Introduction to

Mise En Scene
Session Aims
By the end of the session you will be able to:
• Understand the concept of ‘mise en scene’
• Apply the concep...
The 5 Elements of Mise en Scene
• Settings & Props

• Costume, Hair & Make Up

Each aspect of mise-enscene has hidden
mean...
• Settings &
Locations
play an
important
part in
photography
and are not
just
backgrounds.
Props can
add meaning
or help t...
Gregory Crewdson
•

Costume,
Hair & Costume,
2.
Make Up
act as an
instant
indicator
to us of a
character’s
personality,
status (&
job) or
t...
William Klien
David Lachappele
Man Ray
4. Positioning of Characters & Objects
• Positioning
within a
within a frame
frame can
draw our
attention to
an
important
...
IMAGE 1

Mario Testino
• Facial
expression
s and body
language
link to a
characters
style, job,
position
and can
really help
to tell a
story
Rank...
Irving Penn
Edward Weston
5. Lighting & Colour

Lighting & Colour can
be used to achieve
a variety of effects

Colour carries
certain
connotations
w...
Paolo Roversi
Tim Walker
Types of Lighting
• LOW KEY LIGHTING:
• Created by using only the key &
back lights
• Produces sharp contrasts of
light an...
• MIDKEY LIGHTING:
•

Types of Lighting
Created by using only the key
& back lights

• Produces sharp contrasts of
light a...
Types of Lighting
• HIGH KEY LIGHTING:
• More filler lights are used.
Lighting is natural and
realistic to our eyes
• Prod...
Task
• Sketch (or make collage) out one of the following
scenarios paying close attention and annotating with
the mise en ...
Homework
• Create a similar set-up based on your current
ideas taking into account all appropriate mise
en scene
• Come to...
Summary
• On a post-it list all the elements of mise en
scene
• Pass to a partner for checking. Your partner
cant give you...
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Mise en scene for creative lighting

  1. 1. Recap • You have 10 minutes to take a low, mid or high key portrait of one other student • In this time you must set up the camera, flashes, find a suitable location and shoot • Your portrait must aim to show the persons true character • Come back and show your portrait to each other. How has your choice of lighting impacted the communication of personality? Rate out of 10
  2. 2. Today Understand the concept of mise en scene Apply to two scenarios Apply to your own draft designs
  3. 3. AS Photography Introduction to Mise En Scene
  4. 4. Session Aims By the end of the session you will be able to: • Understand the concept of ‘mise en scene’ • Apply the concept to your own shoot plans
  5. 5. The 5 Elements of Mise en Scene • Settings & Props • Costume, Hair & Make Up Each aspect of mise-enscene has hidden meanings and sends signals to the viewer about how we are supposed to feel • Facial Expressions & Body Language • Lighting & Colour • Positioning of characters/objects within the frame
  6. 6. • Settings & Locations play an important part in photography and are not just backgrounds. Props can add meaning or help to tell a story Herb Ritz
  7. 7. Gregory Crewdson
  8. 8. • Costume, Hair & Costume, 2. Make Up act as an instant indicator to us of a character’s personality, status (& job) or they help us link to style and theme Rankin Hair & Make Up
  9. 9. William Klien
  10. 10. David Lachappele
  11. 11. Man Ray
  12. 12. 4. Positioning of Characters & Objects • Positioning within a within a frame frame can draw our attention to an important character/o bject W Eugune Smith
  13. 13. IMAGE 1 Mario Testino
  14. 14. • Facial expression s and body language link to a characters style, job, position and can really help to tell a story Rankin
  15. 15. Irving Penn
  16. 16. Edward Weston
  17. 17. 5. Lighting & Colour Lighting & Colour can be used to achieve a variety of effects Colour carries certain connotations which may add meaning to a scene (i.e. Red = Danger/Passion) Black and white carries with it overtones of professionalism, reality and fine art state/hidden emotions (i.e. bright = happy, dark = disturbed, strobe effect = confused Mario Sorenti
  18. 18. Paolo Roversi
  19. 19. Tim Walker
  20. 20. Types of Lighting • LOW KEY LIGHTING: • Created by using only the key & back lights • Produces sharp contrasts of light and dark areas • Deep, distinct shadows/silhouettes are formed Mario Sorenti
  21. 21. • MIDKEY LIGHTING: • Types of Lighting Created by using only the key & back lights • Produces sharp contrasts of light and dark areas • Deep, distinct shadows/silhouettes are formed Mark Selega
  22. 22. Types of Lighting • HIGH KEY LIGHTING: • More filler lights are used. Lighting is natural and realistic to our eyes • Produces brightly lit sets or a sunny day (right) Rankin
  23. 23. Task • Sketch (or make collage) out one of the following scenarios paying close attention and annotating with the mise en scene elements. This needs to be completed and added to your folders AO1 = research/showing knowledge of mise-en scene AO2 = planning of shoots 1. A fashion shoot; Target Audience of 16-25 year olds, male and female, mid to high end designer labels e.g. Diesel, G-Star. Aspirational (audience wants to be like the models/have same lifestyle). Full page advert in Vice or Billboard 2. Editorial; Story about internet use/misuse by young people aimed at their parents. two page spread with text in Sunday newspaper lifestyle section
  24. 24. Homework • Create a similar set-up based on your current ideas taking into account all appropriate mise en scene • Come to the next class ready to shoot or ideally book studio time and shoot before. This is development of ideas •
  25. 25. Summary • On a post-it list all the elements of mise en scene • Pass to a partner for checking. Your partner cant give you the answer and you cant say anything other than 1 or more elements are needed. You can only mime to give clues! • You cant leave until you have them all

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