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A French term meaning what is put into a scene or frame. It communicates essential information to the audience. It is made up of 5 elements: settings & props, costume, hair & make up, facial expressions & Body language, Lighting & colour, positioning of character/objects.
Setting & Props
are to show the world in which the characters live in (place), shows the genre, era of the film (time)
are to show the genre, introduce characters, move the narrative along.
Costumes, Hair & Make up
To show a characters personality, reflect the era and time.
Facial Expressions & Body Language
to reflect a characters emotion, personality or inner state of mind.
To show a character feels towards another character or reflect the state of their relationship.
Position of Characters & objects within a frame
can draw our attention to an important character/object. A film-maker can indicate relationships between people
can be used to reflect the mood and tone of the scene. This can also carry certain connotations which may add meaning to a scene
Can be used to highlight important characters or objects within the frame. To make characters look mysterious by shading sections of the face & body. To reflect a characters inner state of mind or hidden emotions.
Low key lighting
Created by using key and back lights. This lighting produces sharp contrasts of light and dark areas to effect the mood and tone of the scene.
High Key lighting
Created by using filler lights. Produces brightly lit sets or a sunny day.
The purpose is to show strong contrasts between light and dark usually used in film noir films.