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Mise-en-scene references

This set of slides breaks mis-en-scene (m-e-s) into fifteen points. Note that some of these points - such as "shot and camera proxemics" and "lens/filter/stock" - are more commonly associated with analysis of the shot as a separate from m-e-s. In this course, these elements are treated as distinct but related to m-e-s: how the camera is used and outfitted necessarily affects how we see and experience what's in the frame.

This page at College Film & Media Studies provides a more streamlined perspective on the analysis of m-e-s. Two key points that are distinct from the resource in the first link are the inclusion of "setting" and "costume" and also "performance style." 

Chapter 3 in Spadoni, which we will discuss in week 3, takes a view closer to College Film & Media Studies than the view presented in the slides from the first link. The overarching theme in Spadoni is "stylization," or how filmmakers use the visual elements in the frame to create a distinct sense of space and place in a film.


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Shaun Huston

Test test test


After reading about lighting and how it effects the actors in the movie I could see a real difference in Audrey and Dorthy one looks "sexier" if that makes sense.

Armando Arriaga

the lighting plays a great role in almost every frame in a movie. also the light can express an strong message to the audience. for example Georges Melies used lighting to make planet earth more outstanding , another Example in the movie A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick used intensive light when the youngsters entered the house of the lady in green.

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