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Film Director’s Prep: Mise-en-scene and the Subworld

QUOTE – “Mise-en-scène is a French term and originates in the theater. It means, literally, “put in the scene.” For film, it has a broader meaning, and refers to almost everything that goes into the composition of the shot, including the composition itself: framing, movement of the camera and characters, lighting, set design and gen eral visual environment, even sound as it helps elaborate the composition.” Robert Kolker, Film Form and Culture

1. Mise-en-scene is the feeling (or sensation) in a movie that is created by the director to invoke certain emotions the spectator feels

2. the director directs the STORY BENEATH THE MAIN STORY (designs the interior)

3. the director creates the SUBWORLD and breaks them into ACTIONS, EVENTS, INCIDENTS

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