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5 Matching questions

  1. highly controlled MES
  2. key light
  3. frontal lighting
  4. high key lighting
  5. direction of lighting
  1. a 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.
  2. b primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows
  3. c refers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.
  4. d refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
  5. e tendency to eliminate shadows

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
    Ex. Se7en
    -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.
  2. 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
  3. the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
  4. below the subject and tends to distort figures
  5. from behind and tends to create silhouettes

5 True/False questions

  1. lightingone of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.


  2. Deep Scenean 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.


  3. fill lightprimary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows


  4. the cabinet of dr. caligari (1920)the most famous example of german expressionism. the building are distorted and not realistic. the lighting doesn't add to the film because they are directly added. the intention is to convey the view of madman (narrative function)


  5. toplightingspotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.