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5 Matching questions

  1. low key lighting
  2. figure behavior and staging
  3. highly controlled MES
  4. direction of lighting
  5. frontal lighting
  1. a tendency to eliminate shadows
  2. b refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
  3. c this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.
  4. d 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. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
  4. one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
  5. 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

  1. backlightthis lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.


  2. key lightprimary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows


  3. quality of lightingrefers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.


  4. the silhouette effectthe viewer only sees the shadow of the character


  5. Costume and Makeupthis 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


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