5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Costume and Makeup
- fill light
- figure behavior and staging
- a 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.
- b from behind and tends to create silhouettes
- c one of the four elements of mise-en-scene. it is used as an indicator of the character's personality.
ex. written on the wind (1956)
-reinforces how the character changes. elsa's character clothing drifts from matching her husband to clashing him as she falls in love with Mitch.
ex. Edward Scissorhands
-as the film progresses, edward is adopted by suburban family and wants to fit into the mold of suburbia.
-even as he transitions, his clothes are still black and white, which clashes with the garish colors of the townspeople, so he does not fit in.
- d less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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
- this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.
- tendency to eliminate shadows
- the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
5 True/False questions
backlight → from behind and tends to create silhouettes
the cabinet of dr. caligari (1920) → 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.
underlighting → spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
key light → less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
Deep Scene → an arrangement of MES elements so that there is a considerable distance between the plane closest to the camera and the one farthest away. any or all of these planes may be in focus.