Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Blog
To submit this blog, you will be required to post a link to the specific blog entry in the discussion forum by Day 3. You are encouraged to explore your classmates’ blogs, but no replies are required. Reference the Blog Grading Rubric for guidance on how your blog will be evaluated.
Review the General Instructions for your blog post before beginning.
Mise en scène is a term meant to encompass the arrangement and use of a variety of design elements in creating the visual theme of a film. Please look through Chapter 5 (Mise en Scene and Actors) for more information on this term.
It can be easier to grasp the importance of the term mise en scène if we break it down into its component elements. This week, we’ll look at the impact of lighting choices on the creation of meaning in a film.
In any film, the intensity and direction of lighting will influence how an image is perceived by the viewer, and it can establish or enforce particular themes. Using specific examples from your chosen film, construct a blog post in which you Identify the type of lighting used in the film (traditional three-point, high-key, or low-key) and assess the impact of the lighting used to establish the theme. What are the benefits of the style of lighting used? How did this technique contribute to the theme? How was the lighting technique suited to the genre of the film? For example, documentary films tend to rely on natural light as a way of creating an overall tone of authenticity. Compare how the scene would play if different choices had been made.
You must use at least two outside sources, in any combination of embedded video clips, still photos, or scholarly sources. All sources should be documented in APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center. It is suggested that you approach this blog by focusing your attention on the same film you will write about in this week’s “Genres and Genre Film” assignment. To submit this blog, you will be required to post a link to the specific blog entry in the discussion forum. You are encouraged to explore your classmates’ blogs, but no replies are required.
Please note that if you opt to write about the same film in your Final Film Critique, applicable entries from this blog can be used to write that assignment. Please also note that you should reflect on and revise this blog based on the instructor’s feedback before you incorporate it into the Final Film Critique.