Posted: April 24th, 2016
ENG 225 Week 2 Assignment Introductions to Film
During the process of envisioning and designing a film, the director, production designer, and art director (in collaboration with the cinematographer) are concerned with several major spatial and temporal
elements. These design elements punctuate and underscore the movement of figures within the frame, including the following: setting, lighting, costuming, makeup, and hairstyles. Choose a scene from movieclips.com. In a three to five page paper, (excluding the cover and reference pages) analyze the mise-en-scène.
Respond to the following prompts with at least one paragraph per bulleted topic:
Identify the names of the artists involved in the film’s production: the director, the production designer, and the art director. Describe in separate paragraphs each artist’s role in the overall design process. Conduct additional research if ncessary, citing your book, film, and other external sources correctly in APA
Explain how the artists utilize lighting in the cene. How does the lighting affect our emotional understanding of certain haracters? What sort of mood does the lighting evoke? How does lighting impact
the overall story the filmmaker is attempting to tell?
Describe the setting, including the time period, ocation, and culture in which the film takes place.
Explain what costuming can tell us about a character. In what ways can costuming be sed to reflect elements of the film’s plot?
Explain how hairstyle and makeup can help tell the tory. What might hairstyle and makeup reveal about the characters?
Discuss your opinion regarding the mise-en-scène. Do he elements appear to work together in a harmonious way? Does the scene seem discorant? Do you think the design lements are congruent with the filmmaker’s vision for the scene?
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