Before you begin to plan your movie you need to have an
understanding of the various elements that make up the visual
literacy in a frame. This is otherwise known as Mise-en-scene.
This term refers to all that appears before the camera, including
performers, setting and lighting. It also includes camera
movement and action. Mise-en-scene means “placed in
the scene” and refers to everything that is put into
the frame. The term encompasses the overall “design”
of the film and the mise-en-scene can help the viewer identify
a film’s genre and context.
The main elements of mise-en-scene are:
- Costumes, make up and hairstyles
- Coding of colours
- Actors, body language and position in frame
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