Topic 1 – Design & Mise-en-scene
A movie is not just a motion picture, it is an art form. An art form that is put together by many shots and with that several shots it makes a scene. Editing shots and scenes can setup the mise-en-scene, also known as staging, and the visual design of a film. In the film, Juno (2007) Directed by Jason Reitman, it starts off showing a pregnant teen walking down a pathway with a sunny d drink, this shows the audience that the director is trying to tell us that Ellen Page is the main character of this film. The directorial decisions made in this film can be analyzed only if the audience catches what the director is trying to say or make us see. From the lighting to the composition of the film it can set up the mood that the movie is currently in.
When watching a movie sometimes the introduction can give the audiences a feel of what the movie is already about. Using a certain type of music, a certain type of clothing and a certain type of light can set up the design of the film throughout the movie. Juno has both closed space and open space because there is a scene where she stands in front of a chair which the audience can also see the background scenery of the horizon and it zooms in to Ellen Page’s face and she drinks her sunny d and speaks from her mind that only the audience can hear. Dynamic frame is employed in this film because the frame controls our perception of the world inside the movie.
The composition of a film is the process of visualizing and putting visualization into practice such as using deep and flat space. When Juno and her best friend Leah sits on a bench drinking a smoothie talking about what she can do to find a solution of the situation of the baby, when the camera shows an article in the penny saver of the couple that can adopt, and when Juno and her father goes out to see the couple and there is a shot of the van going through a neighborhood with similar buildings, are examples of flat space. When...
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