*Mise-en-scène is comprised of two major visual elements: Design and Composition.
the process by which the look of the settings, props, lighting, and actors is determined
-set design, decor, prop selection, lighting, costuming, makeup, hairstyle.
-the organization, distribution, balance, and general relationship of actors and objects within the space of each shot.
-There are two sources of light: natural and artificial. Daylight is the most convenient and economical source, and in fact the movie industry made Hollywood the center of American movie production in part because of its almost constant sunshine.
- Artificial lights are called instruments to distinguish them from the light they produce. Among many kinds of these instruments, the two most basic are focusable spotlights and floodlights, which produce, respectively, hard (mirror like) and soft (diffuse) light.
-Direction: Light can be thrown onto a movie actor or setting (exterior or interior) from virtually any direction: front, side, back, below, or above. By direction, we also mean the angle of that throw, for the angle helps produce the contrasts and shadows that suggest eh location of the scene, its mood, and the time of the day. (The best-known lighting convention in feature filmmaking is the three-point system).