5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- key light
- direction of lighting
- 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 refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
- c this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
- d primary source providing dominant illumination and casting the strongest shadows
- e spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
frontal lighting → tendency to eliminate shadows
lighting → spotlight shines down from behind from almost directly above.
the silhouette effect → 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.
quality of lighting → Refers to the relative intensity of illumination.
-hard: creates clearly defined shadows, crisp textures, and sharp edges.
-soft: diffused illumination
fill light → less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light