5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- quality of lighting
- frontal lighting
- figure behavior and staging
- direction of lighting
- a refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
- b from behind and tends to create silhouettes
- c tendency to eliminate shadows
- d Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
-hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
-soft: diffused illumination
- 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
- primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows
- this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
- 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 basic techniques of hollywood cinema. it includes backlighting, fill lighting, and key lighting. it is used to focus attention on a character.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
Costume and Makeup → 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.
the silhouette effect → the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
underlighting → one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
"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
uncontrolled MES → 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