With this first shot, I wantedto use a credit style that wasnon-intrusive to the frame.This meant that theaudience could observe theframe, without beingdistracted by the two otherparts of this shot. I used aclose up in order to show allof the detail present in thelittle figurines, but also in anattempt to start off, in theviewer
’s head, an idea of how one of my protagonists is being represented through mise en scene.
With this shot, it wassimilar to the first, in that Iwas trying to createrepresentations of character before the filmhad even started; theclose up was used to showsome of the texture onthe figurine, and create asense of intimacy to theviewer, as if they werereally in someone
s home,and looking at all these little figurines and oddities. With the amount of darker space in the topcorner, this also made a good place to put the credits!This shot served as a close-up,but also as an establishing shotof sorts to introduce the viewerto the entire scene. With thehand in the foreground, itserved as a focal point, and therest of the scene almost worksaround this. The credits wereplaced to the left of this so thatthey would be un-intrusive tothe rest of the frame. I left therest of the shot out of focus toput more emphasis on the hand.