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 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.

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2  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  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  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  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 3ODe9mqoDE

6  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  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  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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