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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 29

MISE EN SCÈNE

PURPOSE

The French expression mise en scène (literally, putting into the scene) is a usefully holistic term for those aspects of directing that take place during shooting. mise en scène has to be decided globally and in broad outline for the whole script, and then each scene can be designed within the intentions of the larger structure. Globally or locally, mise en scène includes:

  • Blocking, which includes planning positions of:Actors in relation to each other Action in relation to set or location Camera placement in relation to actors and set
  • CameraFilmstock and processing, or color settings (video) Choice of lens Composition Movements Coverage for editing
  • Image designUse of color Depth, perspective, and treatment of ...

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