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5 Matching questions

  1. low key lighting
  2. high key lighting
  3. backlight
  4. lighting
  5. direction of lighting
  1. a this lighting comes from behind the actor and creates edge of light key.
  2. b one of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.
  3. c refers to the path of light from its sources to the object lit.
  4. d this creates stronger contrasts and sharper, darker shadows. often the lighting is hard and fill light is lessened or eliminated.
  5. e refers to an overall lighting design that uses fill light and backlight to create low contrast between brighter and darker areas.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. less intense illumination that fills in, softening or eliminating shadows cast by the key light
  4. 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. 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 True/False questions

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


  2. toplightingone of the four elements of MES that is essential to the photographic process of film.


  3. 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.


  4. figure behavior and stagingone 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. three point lightingtendency to eliminate shadows