FILMMAKING WORKSHOP: MISE EN SCENE
By Mohamed Amine Aboumajd
I had a great experience at the filmmaking workshop with Aidan Nicol, learning about Mise En Scene which refers to what we see onscreen in a film. Here are some of the elements that we learned during the workshop:
Shot Size: the difference between a long/wide shot and the close-up is that; the wide shot could be used to emphasise a sweeping location around the subject... and the close-up shot often labelled as a detail shot where the subject occupies most of the frame, trying to take the subject’s emotion.
Emotions: how we can use the perfect Mise En Scene to express emotions like jealousy, betrayal, trapped or relaxed without using words.
Focus: and how it can be used to lead the eyes of the audience to the main subject/action.
The importance of the Mise En Scene related to this “Everything in the frame can carry meaning”. Moreover, how it can change the storytelling process in every film/video.
I want to thank Aidan for her patience, professionalism and her precious time, also big thanks to the confluence team and all who were there for the amazing funniest moments.