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Week 4

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Samantha Notetaker
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Intro to FIlm
Timothy White

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Intro to FIlm
Timothy White
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Samantha Notetaker on Monday September 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MED 274 at Missouri State University taught by Timothy White in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 37 views. For similar materials see Intro to FIlm in Journalism and Mass Communications at Missouri State University.

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Date Created: 09/21/15
THE 4 ASPECTS OF MISEENSCENE I II What is miseenscene Comes from Theatre and means staging and acting In lm it means everything we see in the lm frame and the arrangement of elements within the frame A Everything that we see in the lm frame 8 B The arrangement of these elements within the frame C Guides up through the lm 1 Familiar characters and settings 2 Sounds lead us to expect certain things look at that 3 Written language and spoken language lead us to expect certain things to take place The 4 Aspects of Miseenscene A SETTING the place in which the lm is shot 1 LOCATION SHOOTING already existing local in which they are shooting often cheaper 2 STUDIO SHOOTING constructed set in which they stage the action 3 PROPS a Part of the setting that becomes an active part of the story the red shoes in the Wizard of 02 b Props may be used as MOTIFS the red shoes B COSTUME including MAKEUP a can be realistic or stylized b Bring attention to a character or object c Can be used as a prop d Help de ne characters e Help de ne genre f Call attention to purely graphic qualities g Can create motifs C LIGHTING 1 Serves 3 functions a Provides illumination see whats in the frame b Creates 2 kinds of shadows visually de ne objects and people 1 ATTACHED SHADOWS shadows from an object falling on another part of that scene 2 CAST SHADOWS shadow of an object 2 falling on another object c Directs our attention Lighting consists of 4 aspects a QUALITY 1 quotHARDquot LIGHTING more intense dark clean edges dark shadows 2 SOFT LIGHTING less intense fuzzier edges shadows not as dark b DIRECTION path if the light to the source lit 1 FRONTAL LIGHTING illuminate shadows and at looking image 2 SIDELIGHTING creates shadows half dark half light 3 BACKLIGHTING creates an edge of light around the character silhouettes if intense enough 4 UNDERLIGHTING distorts features relatively rare horror lms 5 TOP LIGHTING unusual lighting source relatively rare c SOURCE 1 KEY LIGHT primary source most intense light 2 EILL LIGHT complimentary angle ll in some of the shadows created by key light 3 HOLLYWOOD quot3POINTquot LIGHTING SYSTEM key light ll light back light Retain shadows and make characters stand out from background 01 COLOR Bright light is more blue soft light is more orange colour lters can be used D STAGING 1 Expression amp movement of the gures in a lm whether human animal or object REALISM amp ACTING Not usually helpful or useful to analyse acting based on realism


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