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1 Mise-en Scene

2 Origins Comes from the French term meaning “placed in a scene” or “onstage” Refers to those elements of a movie that are put in position before the filming actually begins and are employed in certain ways once it does Includes a films places and spaces, people and objects, lights and shadows

3 Theatrical Mise-en-Scene/Early Cinema
Western theatrical tradition that began with early Greek theatre around 500 BC Continued to evolve through European medieval theatre, renaissance theatre, and nineteenth century theatre Early cinema was dependent of natural light which limited scene selection Used five tableaux—brief scenes presented by set and actors as pictures of key dramatic moments

4 : Early Cinema Theatrical directions was impacted by new developments such as mercury-vapor lamps and indoor lighting systems around 1906 that enabled studio shooting Painted sets and props started to become prominent 1930s-1960s Studio-era production introduced more modernized cinema Studio system—company controlling film production and distribution

5 1930s-1960s Studio-Era Production
Introduced advances such as Art directors and production designers—influenced staging, props, and costume design moved away from the studio to location shooting 1975-Present saw technology and computers creating special effects creating a new form of mise-en scene 3ODe9mqoDE

6 Key Terms Setting—refers to a fictional or real place where the action and events of the film occur Realism—is the term most viewers use to describe the extent to which a movie creates a truthful picture of a society, person, or some other dimension Prop (short for property)—an object that functions as a part of the set or as a tool used by the actors

7 Key Terms: Performance—describes the actors use of language, physical expression, and gesture to bring a character to life and to communicate the important dimensions of that character to the audience Leading actors—2 or 3 actors who appear most often in a film—play central characters Character actors—recognizable actors associated with particular character types or minor parts

8 Key Terms: Supporting actors—play secondary characters in a film, serving as foils or companions to the central characters The importance of lighting Performative development—changes in a character described through an actors performance Blocking—arrangement and movement of actors in relation to each other within the single physical space of mise-en-scene

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