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Film Lecture Part Four

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INI115Y: Introduction to Film Studies
September 29, 2009
Stylistic system : patterned and significant use of the following techniques
oCinematographic properties
We watch a film as a whole time based medium thus we pass right over the cinema
graphic elements operate together to produce effects divide the components of film
into four categories correspond to the stages production and postproduction
The shot an uninterrupted run of the camera to expose a series of frames a
continuously showed piece of film usually called a take once edited, it is called a
A frame is a single image on a strip of film the portion that is visual on the screen
Anything that are viewed on the screen is mise-en-scene involves ‘what is shot’ and
camera is ‘how it is recorded’
Scope individual shot or film image set up for each individual shot
Mise-en-scene is already in place before the camera roles production: means
producing the mise-en-scene post-production: editing the mise-en-scene 
preproduction: designing the mise-en-scene
Phases of Production
oCreating the mise-en-scene
Means ‘putting in place’ or staging the scene originally a theatre term
theatrical usages are cinematified
Setting selection of a pre existing location or a setting in a created
studio the function of the setting is important to the form of the film
INI115Y: Introduction to Film Studies
Decor could be detailed or plain depends on the messages
the film is trying to produce
Props part of the setting it comes into use films grant
objects importance
Costumes and make-up designed to catch the eye of the audience 
often work with or contrast to the setting
Figure expression and movement operate within a range to highly
individual to multi dimensional
Performance naturalistic importance stylized acting as
seen in comedy type cast acting or character acting often
familiar to the audience may carry on difference functions in the
Staging placement of individuals
Quality intensity: hard or soft lighting
Direction front, side, back, under, top
Source visible/diegetic source provided by elements within
the shots three point lighting key, fill, and back light high
key and low key lighting