Photographic images can vary in overall brightness, which is used to support the
underlying emotion of the scene. High-key lighting means an overall brighter pictu
re, while low-key lighting means an overall darker picture. Mid-key lighting fal
How Films Tell Stories
New Narrative Tool
From early cinema which relied on adapting a theater style
performance to film grew quickly in adapting new ways of telling a
Limits also became aware with movies having a set ti
0 Using design elements in imagery creates an
anthropological response, that is we naturally
0 How good and evil, are represented visually can be
understood by the audience much easier if such
convention are follow
Technology is an intrinsic component of the movies.
What we dont seen on the screen are teams of
designers, artists, technicians and machinery that it
takes to create the scene.
The quest for technology has had changing purposes
over the years.
The motion picture today is the greatest medium of
expression the world has ever known. It is capable
of giving life and form to all ideas, practical and
emotional .Its only limitation is human ingenuity.
John Seitz, ASC, 1930
The Beginnings Of Cinema
Elements of a Story:
Setting The time and place a story takes place.
Characters the people, animals or creatures in a story.
Plot the series of events that make up a story.
Conflict a problem or struggle between two people, things or i
Mise en scne
What is Mise-en-scne
Mise-en-scne (French pronunciaton: [miz sn] "placing on stage") is an
expression used to describe the design aspects of a theatre or film producton, whi
ch essentally means "visual theme" or "telling a story" both in visu