In the motion picture process, one of the most important documents is the screenplay, and as such, one of the most important people is the screenwriter. In this essay I will explore the fundamental nature of the screenplay and screenwriter, the position of screenwriters in the industry, the different types of screenplays, and directors known as auteur directors. Screenwriting is the art of creating a script for a film or any other media that requires it such as television and video games. This script contains the narrative and story that the particular production will produce as a final product with a few changes along the way. The screenplay acts as a blueprint or the manual for the production process, explaining how the film or production
“Mise-en-scene” is a French expression that was originally a theatrical term that refers to “staging” (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). When this term was transferred to film production, its practices involved the framing of the shots (Hayward 2000). According to Karam (2001), Mise-en-scene involves a choreographed set of visual elements that correspond to a set of ideas. Mise-en-scene involves the use of multiple elements that are used in a scene to create a certain mood or to influence the audience’s perception (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). Examples of Mise-en-scene include: setting, costumes, make up, lighting, set decorations and movements involved within a frame (Thompson & Bordwell 1999).
Baz Luhrmann is widely acknowledged for his Red Curtain Trilogy which are films aimed at heightening an artificial nature and for engaging the audience. Through an examination of the films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, the evolution and adaptation of his techniques become evident. Luhrmann’s belief in a ‘theatrical cinema’ can be observed to varying degrees through the three films and his choice to employ cinematic techniques such as self-reflexivity, pastiche and hyperbolic hyperbole. The cinematic technique of self-reflexivity allows a film to draw attention to itself as ‘not about naturalism’ and asks the audience to suspend their disbelief and believe in the fictional construct of the film. Self-reflexivity is employed in Romeo + Juliet by immediately drawing attention to the fact that the film is represented as a news report rather than the original format of a Shakespearean play.
It was the tradition of the Ancient Greek civilization to have their Tragedies and poetry performed in a stage play; more confident writers would enter their work in competitions and have it compete with the works of other fellow writers. These traditions were carried on and adapted into more modern channels of expression, progressing alongside with the changing times. The Tragedies and poetry that were once performed by actors on a stage for a present audience, are now performed by actors projected onto a screen upon the discretion of the viewer ; more commonly known as film. The tradition of having one's work compete with others was also carried on and a modern day counterpart being the Cannes International Film Festival. The modernization of the channels of expression significantly affect the process of creation and overall outcome of the work.
A Raisin in the Sun PBA Unit 2 Cinematography and filmmaking are art forms completely open to interpretation in many ways such lighting, the camera as angles, tone, expressions, etc. By using cinematic techniques a filmmaker can make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels including emotional and social. Play writes include some stage direction and instruction regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has the strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959.
Mise-en-scene implies the layout of everything that shows up in the frame, including the performers, lighting, stylistic layout, props, and ensemble. mise-en-scène, a French expression that signifies "setting in front of an audience." In movies, putting on the stage truly means setting on the screen, and the movie director is accountable for choosing what goes where, when, and how. Gibbs, J. (2002) David A. Cook points out in his book A History of Narrative Film, how a mise-en-scène is shaped by all the parts that appear “within a shot itself, as opposed to the effects created by cutting.” What he basically means is that whatever is in the shot and is a physical object is considered part of the Mise-en-scene.
What is point of view editing? - This show the audience what was the character see, this is shown by the camera representation. Point of view editing is used in the most important approach of the movie and it’s strengthen the story telling aspect of the film. This editing is used to shows how the character is thinking and what he wants to tell in the film many filmmakers used this editing to show to the audience or viewer what they think and to show what’s inside the movie is presented. This shot contains what the character see and this shows what is the relationship of the camera to the person or to the action that is being done to the movie.
This essay will look at the film techniques of narration, setting and special effects including how the director applies them into Amélie, and how these influence the film, creating it into a modern fairy tale. The director uses the technique of narration to help create the film Amélie into a modern fairy tale. At the very beginning of movie the narrator presents each of the characters – describing their likes, dislikes and quirks. To a viewer this gives an insight that normally wouldn’t be possible, allowing to see who they are but it also sets the mood and setting for the remainder of the story. In conjunction with that, it demonstrates a surreal element to the film (with surrealism also being a typical quality that fairy tales have) because there is no narrator in real life which makes it feel more like a fairy tale.
“Cinematography is a writing with images in movement and sound” (Bresson). Cinematographers are known as “The directors of photography.” Cinematography is crucial to film and deals heavily with aesthetics in the making of a film. The cinematographer works closely with film directors and is one of the most valuable people on any film project because they are responsible for the artistic and technical aspect of any project. They make decisions about the overall look and feel of a film, and that is why they are called a painter and the film is their painting. As a cinematographer, it is important to know the history of cinematography, acquire a degree, gain experience in the field, and understand the challenges, advantages, and disadvantages that come with being a cinematographer.
As the model is placed within its environment, lighting and special effects are added by the Lighting Technical Director and the Effects Designer to create mood and drama. A final image/ scene is created by the use of rendering. The sound engineer will add in the voice overs and special effect sounds to provide a connection between the audience and the animation as the animation now contains human qualities. Post-production begins with compositing, as the final image with special effects, graphics and backgrounds is completed with the use of former created material. The animation scenes then go through colour correction and the Roto artist will consistently clean up the frames for a complete and presentable product.