Camera. Lights. ACTION!. Created by MK. Mise-en-scène. Mise-en-scène is also known as staging. It is the overall look and feel of a movie, the sum of what the audience sees, hears, and experiences. In some films, the elements of mise-en-scène is so powerful that
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Mise-en-scène is also known as staging. It is the overall look and feel of a movie, the sum of what the audience sees, hears, and experiences.
In some films, the elements of mise-en-scène is so powerful that
Genre formulas have a powerful influence in mise-en-scène.
Mise-en-scène is originally a French theatrical term, meaning “placing on stage.”
In the 1920s German filmmakers moved the camera within the shot for psychological and thematic reasons.
There are Seven Basic Moving Camera Shots: Panning shots (swish pans) Tilts Dolly Shots (Trucking, Tracking, Pull-backs) Handheld ShotsCrane ShotsZoom ShotsAerial Shots
referenced use of this technique is found
in the 'Batman' TV show and original
movie (when the villains were on screen,
the camera would show them at a canted
Emotion comes directly from the actor's eyes. You can control the intensity of that emotion by placing the camera close or far away from those eyes. A close-up will fill the screen with emotion, and pulling away to a wide angle shot will dissipate that emotion. A sudden cut from wide to close-up will give the audience a sudden surprise. Sometimes a strange angle above an actor will heighten the dramatic meaning.
The use of different shot sizes can influence the meaning which an audience will interpret.
The extreme close up is used to reveal very small details in the scene. It might be used to reveal horror in a subject (extreme close up of the subject's mouth as she/he screams). It might also be used in a mystery to show some detail that the detective picks up on or to show some small clue.
The head and shoulders shot is used in news broadcasts. If you think about the television news you will realize that this shot reveals enough detail to see the subject's lips move and the expression on her/his face.
This shot shows your subject from above the knees to above the head. It is often used when the subject of the shot is doing something that requires the audience to see some detail.
The medium shot is from just below the waist to above the head. There is more headroom than in the bust shot. This show is used if the person is animated with their hand movements, etc.
Remember in this shot does not cut the person off at the knees. With this shot, you can still see expression on the persons face, while getting more information from what is going on around the person.
This shot is useful for someone that is walking or moving.
This shows the person and the location that they are in.
Two-shots are composed when two people are in the scene and their interaction is important. A two-shot is a good way to introduce a conversation. From the introduction you might cut to an over the shoulder shot of one person talking or a close-up of the other person reacting to what is being said.
The over the shoulder shot reveals one subject as seen from over the shoulder of another subject. It simulates a view of the subject as seen from the second person's eyes. This shot is often used in conversations between two people where the director wants to focus on the person speaking. Usually these shots are head shots (close ups of the speaker).
Know the studio responsible for the film.
Was it made by a major studio, a minor studio, or an independent?
Why was the film made?
Consider the film's official MPAA rating (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, or unrated).
Was there any controversy surrounding the film's rating?