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HOOK
Using the blank worksheet of an empty room
and your scenarios, draw a part of the house
e.g. bedroom that tells the audience about that
character visually This character is a man in his
This character is a woman in her late thirties, eighties, who is very uninhibited. He
who can be quite manipulative. She comes comes from a comfortable
from a wealthy background, lives in an background, lives in a seaside villa
architect-designed home and tends to be over- and tends to be a bit forgetful.
generous.
This character is a woman in her
This character is a young woman in her late late forties, who is very caring. She
teens, who can be quite arrogant. She comes comes from a wealthy background,
from a poor background, lives in a remote lives in a houseboat and tends to
farmhouse and tends to have difficulty saying be over-generous.
No.
HOOK
In groups choose a prop from the front of the room and create
story/narrative that the prop may involve
EXT: Using the props in front of you, create an character
profile about the person that may be associated with this prop
Name:
Age:
Gender:
Ethnicity:
Class:
Sexuality:
Personality Traits:
Interests:
Prop may be found:
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Mise-en-Scene
TASK
Using the images in front of you annotate how
the mise en scene tells you about what is
happening in that scene and how the
character is represented

Who is in the scene?


What does the mise en scene tell you about
themselves?
How are they being represented?
L/O: to be able to critically
analyse mise-en-scene within a
variety of TV dramas.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Location
Location: Refers to the use of an existing
geographical place

Dramatic Meaning: Can help to illustrate


characteristics or be used in a highly symbolic
manner
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Location Example
Downton Abbey
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Studio
Studio: A purpose-built area used for filming

Dramatic Meaning: Varied, but it can restrict


character freedom
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Studio Example

When you open the


door to the Queen Vic,
there is only a bar and
some ice buckets.

The show is filmed in a


studio.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Set Design
Set Design: the artificially constructed
environment in which a text is shot

Dramatic Meaning: A set is different from a


location, as a set is created solely for the
purposes of shooting a scene in a text.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Set Design Example


L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Costume
Costume: the clothes which the actors wear in
the film

Dramatic Meaning: Can be important in the


creation of historical time, the evocation of
characters states of mind and status.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Costume Example
EastEnders
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Make-Up
Make-up: the cosmetics used on actors during
filming

Dramatic Meaning: Can be used to generate


particular meanings about a character
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Make-Up Example
Hollyoaks
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Prop
Prop: an object which is used on a film set

Dramatic Meaning: Can give information


about historical period or character (often in
terms of status)
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Prop Examples
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Lighting & Colour


L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Colour Design
Colour: the use of different types of colour (or
lack of it) within a text

Dramatic Meaning: an important element in


the generation of tone, atmosphere and
meaning
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Lighting
The lights used within a scene

High-key lighting: A type of lighting which illuminates a


scene evenly and emphasises bright colours/ Often used to
create a happy, positive atmosphere

Low-key lighting: A type of lighting which creates a dim or


underlit scene/ The overall appearance of the scene is
shadowy and ominous

Chiaroscuro lighting: describes highly contrasting lighting,


which gives deep shadows and bright highlights. It can
arouse a sense of suspicion, fear or concern in the viewer.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

High Key Lighting


A type of lighting which illuminates a scene evenly
and emphasises bright colours/ Often used to create
a happy, positive atmosphere
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Low Key Lighting


A type of lighting which creates a dim or underlit scene/ The
overall appearance of the scene is shadowy and ominous
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

Chiaroscuro Lighting
Describes highly contrasting lighting, which gives
deep shadows and bright highlights. It can arouse
a sense of suspicion, fear or concern in the viewer.
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

How is mise-en-scene used in Diary of a


Call Girl to represent Disability?
Storyboard Template
Still from Props Costume Lighting Location Make-Up
the clip
(stick men)
L/O: to be able to critically analyse mise-en-scene within a variety of TV dramas.

How is mise-en-scene used in Diary of


a Call Girl to represent Disablity?
What does it suggest about each
character?

How does it help the audience to https://www.youtube.com/w


understand disability? atch?v=LDF5HAFELdU

Make sure to comment on the


use of location, props, costume,
lighting and make-up.

EXT: explain how camera angles


have been used to represent
disability.
Thinker
Why is Mise-En-Scene so significant
for Representation?

Summarise todays topic in 5


sentences
Reduce to 5 words
Now to 1 word