5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- highly controlled MES
- direction of lighting
- a spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
- b one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
- c refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
- d this form of MES is not intended to be realistic. it is very famous for using sets that exaggerated reality. very popular during german expressionism, which developed after WWI.
- e below the subject and tends to distort figures
5 Multiple choice questions
- refers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.
- one of the four elements of MES. it is the locale where the action takes place. the director can malipulate it in any way he or she pleases.
-the director uses a run down office to show that characters are always one step behind the John Doe killer
Ex. The Hurt Locker scene at supermarket
-this scene clues us in to the character's transition back to civilian life.
-size and scale: psychologically overwhelming moment for the character because of the drastic change from Baghdad.
- one of the four elements of MES.
1. how actors use expressions as elements of MES. what the actor does with his or her body.
2. arrangement of figures within the frame.
- one of the basic techniques of hollywood cinema. it includes backlighting, fill lighting, and key lighting. it is used to focus attention on a character.
- this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.
5 True/False questions
"In the Mood for Love" → 1. loose plot: the viewer does not know how long the plot or story lasts. years go by during the movie.
2. spouses: the viewer never sees the faces of the other spouses.
3. lacks closure: unanswered enigmas - is the child his? did they interact in Singapore?
4. Elements of MES
-used for character, thematic, and narrative motivation.
-->figure movement: slightest movements hint to what is going on in the plot.
-motifs: recurring elements
-->the slippers (represent idea of repression); the cigarettes
-themes: entrapment, repression, isolationism
-->they often do not look at each other and the only time they do is when they're role playing: can look at each other when they are not their true selves.
-often shot in shadow and silhouette
frontal lighting → tendency to eliminate shadows
uncontrolled MES → this form of MES is not intended to be realistic. it is very famous for using sets that exaggerated reality. very popular during german expressionism, which developed after WWI.
the silhouette effect → refers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.
Costume and Makeup → this form of MES deals with things like social conditions, poverty, etc. it was very popular during the italian neo-realism that developed after WWII.
-Bicycle Thieves (1948): the actors had no previous experience