5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- high key lighting
- figure behavior and staging
- low key lighting
- a this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.
- b 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.
- c below the subject and tends to distort figures
- d refers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.
- e spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
5 Multiple choice questions
- tendency to eliminate shadows
- Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
-hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
-soft: diffused illumination
- the viewer only sees the shadow of the character
- less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
- 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.
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.
direction of lighting → refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
key light → less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
highly controlled 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.
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.