Analysis Of Dia De Los Muertos

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El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, the United States and the Central and South Regions. In most places it is celebrated on November 2nd. It is a day where families and friends come together to pray for their family and friends that have passed away to aid them in their spiritual journey. The celebrations begin from October 31st until November 2nd. They have a variety of traditions, but the most festive is the Dia de los Muertos parade. With an array of colorful lights, sounds and clothing, the parade creates a magnificent display that truly portrays the happiest moments for those who have lost someone special. Throughout the parade the use of mis-en- scène, color and framing are used and manipulated to evoke an assortment of emotions to the audience in order to create the ultimate experience of the holiday as well as the remembrance of their loved ones that have left them behind. As the parade commences, it is evident that the use of mis-en- scène is used to invoke a sense of joyfulness in order to celebrate loved ones that have essentially moved on to a better place. The first key elements from mis-en- scène that create a different experience for each person during the parade are décor and space. Dia de los Muertos is known for its majestic floats that are made with ornaments,…show more content…
As the floats make their way down the street there are many people standing in the sides watching. In order to give everyone the best experience, angle framing is utilized to create a 360 degree view of the whole parade. Having the parade preform in the middle of where people are situated helps them have a view of the front as the floats are approaching, a side view when they get to the audience, as well as a back view when they pass them. This essentially creates the allusion that they have the complete 360 degree view, when they are only looking at one side of the
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