Quoting wikipedia, “from the theater, the French term mise en scène literally means “putting on stage.” When applied to the cinema, mise-en-scène refers to everything that appears before the camera and its arrangement—sets, props, actors, costumes, and lighting.[2] Mise-en-scène also includes the positioning and movement of actors on the set, which is called blocking. These are all the areas overseen by the director, and thus, in French film credits, the director’s title is metteur en scène, “putter on scene.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mise_en_scène

Today we will be looking at individual frame grabs from films in terms of mise-en-scène, camera angle, point of view, and lighting. To help us do this we will use frame grabs from this site http://www.blubeaver.ca/.

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