Composition & Design
The way that shots are composed and what is put in them is known as "mise-en-scène". The term comes from theatre and simply means the arrangement of the scene – lighting, setting, props, costumes and actors. To this list we can add some uniquely film elements: framing, focus and point-of-view.
Composition and design, then, is about everything the viewer can see in the frame and how this supports the telling of the story.
In this tutorial you will learn about:
- Lighting and colour;
- Framing, and;
- How these elements help reveal the story and its themes.