Just as mise-en-scene employed elements originally found in the theatre, cinematographic properties derive largely from the realm of photography. Shot: is a single run" of the camera. The length of a shot depends upon its purpose. It could be to establish a place, or show action or reaction. Sequence: is a group of shots depicting one action, or, shots which seem to belong with or de- pend upon each other. A sequence of shots can also be edited at different speeds. Longer shots in a sequence can slow the pace to create tension or romance. Shorter shots increase the pace and can suggest energy and excitement. Think of a sequence as a paragraph that is made up of sen- tences. Scene: is a group of sequences that depict an event in the story or occur in one place. Think of a scene as a chapter, made up of lots of paragraphs.