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How Hollywood Does It - Creating the Magic of Film - Mise-En-Scene

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Mise-en-scene looks at how filmmakers make decisions about what is put before the camera. It includes costumes, props, set design, positioning of actors and much more. Mise en scene is a term that refers to all visual elements that appear within each frame of a motion picture. Without various features of mise en scene, a moving picture would consist of only a series of flickering black or light-infused frames, since even a colored screen would provide visual information that some might consider an element of mise en scene. A French phrase which translates roughly as “placed on stage, ”mise en scene” is a broad concept often difficult to define for film because it only exists when considering a combination of elements within the frame or camera’s eye. Basically, anything to be filmed—the setting, the costumes and make-up, the movement, facial expression, and position of actors on screen, and some elements of lighting—is considered mise en scene. The concept of mise en scene for film shares a lot with theater production in that props, sets and blocking of actors are all deliberately chosen for particular effects, although the physical space of the stage and theater often limit or dictate how mise en scene is perceived by an audience. Features the Western, Angel and the Badman, silent film, Caligari, costuming Cyrano de Bergerac and lighting (an air of mystery) Film Noir..
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28 min.
In english
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TMW Media, 2010.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
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Originally produced by TMW Media in 2010.
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1106937 Kanopy
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