Mis en scene
Mis en scene is the arrangement everything which will end up on the or screen when played back such as the actors, lighting, props, costumes and more. In simple terms “Mis en scene” means the placing on stage, with this any camera work can also come down under this where the director chooses what is in frame and what is not.
Shot Reverse Shot
A shot reverse shot is one of the most simple yet effective camera techniques there are in film production, the definition for this word means there is a shot from behind a character looking at a another character in front who will most likely be speaking, and then the reverse as the other character is speaking and then the camera will cut between each other when needed.
The pan, track and zoom is also one of the most used camera tricks in film production, “Panning” which is also the proper term for “Pan” means the camera movement from side to side or up and down or even diagonally if needed, this is usually used to track a subject from one place to another.
“Tracking” is considered an advanced camera movement where the camera is on a camera rig of some sort to keep it stabilised so there is no shake, as its put on a camera rig it will then be moved sideways so it will be parallel to the subject being filmed.
The “Zoom” effect is mainly known for zooming in and out of a subject being filmed, with this many movies have tried to be creative with this effect such as moving back whilst zooming or vice-versa or even panning and then zooming into a subject, it all depends on what the overall effect needs to be and what feeling the director wants to convey to the audience.
The Psychoanalysis theory dates back to the “Pre 1970 era” and the “Post 1970 era”, the pre 1970 era was influenced by Freud’s theory of the unconscious mind which ultimately lead to the meaning of dreams, during this era the cinema would be the go to place where people would step into the cinema and not think about the real world and for the cinema to be this get away place and for people to think about dreams whilst conscious. After the 1970 the film theory changed very sightly, from this change the psychoanalysis film theory went into 4 directions which where other film theories come into place.
The word Suture is referred to the word of being “Stitched Up” into the story world of film, this is related to the feeling where the viewer watching the film is “Drawn Into” the movie and feeling as if they are apart of the film.
The film gaze is where the viewer is viewing a subject in a film from one others perspective, this has mainly changed over the last 100 years within the film industry as mainly men making and producing films, therefore the view on women is different compared to what it is now, back then the view on women were seen as objects more than people to make them more attractive to the male audience. fast forward into recent years all of that has changed where the film industry has a lot more women and the whole perspective on women has completely changed due to the objectification of women. This was the same for men as the general view on men are to be strong and fearless whereas today’s films it is a lot more varied depending on the message of the film.
The term “Target Audience” is the selected group which is picked depending on who the film is made for, this can be a niche or a general category of people such as for young or for old people and much more. Each movie has its target audience on who they try to sell the film to as it will have a mood or a feeling which will relate to them.