Posted: September 18th, 2022
FORMAT: Two pages at least (This does not include the FILM STILL SHOT (Image from film) that you will turn in with your critique) Typed Double-spaced Font-Times New Roman 12 point CONTENT: The critique will consist of you viewing the film of your ch
Two pages at least (This does not include the FILM STILL SHOT (Image from film) that you will turn in with your critique)
Font-Times New Roman 12 point
The critique will consist of you viewing the film of your choice and then choosing a film still shot (image/photo) from that film to analyze using the Mise-En-Scene 15 point analysis below (Please refer to Chapter 2). The critique should be in paragraph form. The critique should not include the actual questions below. For your convenience, I have provided you with the Mise-En-Scene 15-point analysis cheat sheet below. If you have any questions, please email me at
- The Dominant-Where is our eye attracted first? Why?
- Lighting Key-High key? Low key? High contrast? Some combination of these? Why?
- Shot and Camera Proxemics-What type of shot? How far away is the camera from the action? Why?
- Camera Angle-Are we (and the camera) looking up or down on the subject? Or is the camera neutral (eye level)? Why?
- Color Values-What is the dominant color? Are there contrasting foils? Is there color symbolism? Why?
- Lens/Filter/Stock-How do these distort or comment on the photographed materials?
- Subsidiary Contrast-After taking in the dominant, where does the eye go next? What are the other main objects in the shot besides the dominant?
- Density-How much visual information is packed into the image? Is the texture stark, moderate, or highly detailed?
- Composition-How is the two-dimensional space segmented and organized? What is the underlying design?
- Form-Is the form open or closed? Does the image suggest a window that arbitrarily isolates a fragment of the scene? Or a proscenium arch, in which the visual elements are carefully arranged and held in balance?
- Framing-Is the framing tight or loose? What does the framing suggest?
- Depth of field-On how many planes is the image composed (how many are in focus)?
- Character Placement-What part of the framed space do the characters occupy? Top? Bottom? Edges? Why?
- Staging Positions-Which way do the characters’ look vis-à-vis the camera? Why?
15. Character Proxemics-How much space is there between the characters? What does this symbolize?