An essential filmmaking concept: Mise en scène

What is mise-en-scène? That’s probably the reason why you’re watching this video. However, mise-en-scène is often an undefined term and needs explaining.

Technically, mise-en-scène means “placing on stage.” It includes the things that movies have in common with plays. That means props, lighting, wardrobe, blocking and the number of layers in the scene (foreground, middle ground, background).

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