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5 Matching questions

  1. toplighting
  2. backlight
  3. key light
  4. direction of lighting
  5. low key lighting
  1. a this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.
  2. b refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
  3. c this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
  4. d primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows
  5. e spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.

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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. frontal lightingtendency to eliminate shadows

          

  2. lightingspotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.

          

  3. the silhouette effectone 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.

          

  4. quality of lightingRefers to the relative intensity of illumination.
    -hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
    -soft: diffused illumination

          

  5. fill lightless intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light

          

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