Settings and Actors: What´s Mise-en-scene?

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The objective of the creative project is to familiarize with the aspects of mise-en-scene by means of implementing them in a practical form. The creative project two will showcase how certain degree of changes made with respect to features of mise-en-scene can bring about a differentiation in genre and scenic atmosphere without any alterations brought about in the script. Following aspects such as settings, props, décor, actors, lighting, costume, makeup, space, time, and focusing on the rules that bind these commandments together, effort will be made to bring across authenticity in describing the genres as well as in the creation of scenic atmospheres.

The creative project two will include a compilation of two scenes that shall have the exact same script and precise dialogues but changes noticed in the mise-en-scene of each shall be the differentiating factor among the two. Each scene will be anywhere between approximately 3 to 5 minutes in length, which would accumulate the final edit in the range of 8 to 10 minutes. Along the course of creation of the creative project two; theoretical knowledge obtained from researching for the literature review shall form the basis of the project and any additional information gathered shall also be reflected upon.

Study Objectives: -
- Writing a script that will not overshadow the contribution of mise-en-scene in either of the scenes, yet fulfill its role as an accomplice in creation of scenarios.

- Describing the role-play of lighting, settings, props and décor in subconsciously providing details to the audience.

- Deriving desired results in scenes by applying subtle modifications in costume, makeup, physical gestures and vocal tones of actors.

- Contribution of sp...

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...f the film either on a metaphorical or objective level. Actors are the only form of mise-en-scene that portrays characters in films through the use of gestures and movements. Performance is the only central component around which the narrative as well as mise-en-scene revolves (Corrigan, 2004). Gerald Millerson writes about the science behind how the human eye interprets light, how lighting a frame with purpose can trick what the audience views. The book also goes on to explain the nature and intensity of lighting, an assessment of colors and how integral color mixture is to achieve a desired result (Millerson, 1999). Costume and makeup go a step further as they connect the performance to the settings (Speidel). Transition can be shown through make up and costume and also one can be creative with makeup and make a young character look older in age (Bordwell,1979).

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