Directing for the Camera: Mise en scene class in San Francisco
Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:37 PM
Wednesdays, April 5 ? May 31, 7-10pm & Sat. May 27, 10am-5pm (no class 05/24)
Explore the vast visual, narrative, and emotional dimensions made possible through mise-en-scène. Find out how stasis and movement, light and shadows, flatness and depth, location and blocking, and color and texture are used to express a filmmaker?s vision. Great for all film enthusiasts and media makers.
Marc Henrich is a Bay Area filmmaker, freelance video editor, and film studies instructor. His work has shown nationally and internationally.
Limited to 12. $200/Filmmaker-level members; $265/others.
To reserve a seat in this class, call Film Arts at (415) 552-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:59 PM
Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:38 PM
No offense, but for $265 I could buy myself a whole lotta DVDs and study at home. With soda-pop, and those chocolate covered raisins I like so much. But no popcorn!!! It should be banned from theatres!!! Too damn loud and annoying....
You could of coarse, use current films as a study guide. But try asking that DVD a question about the art of mise en scene, or to explain a particular lighting set up. You can listen to director commentaries all you like, but odds are you will not get the full satisfaction and understanding of the use of mise en scene just by watching DVD's alone, whether they are training DVD's or released motion pictures. Interaction and discussion are key components to becoming a prepared director.
Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:14 PM
film as film,
"what can be seen must exist before it can be filmed..."
Posted 12 March 2006 - 08:19 PM
Figures Traced in Light by David Bordwell.
I've just started reading this book on and off. It's a little bit too scholarly for my taste but if you stick with it it will most likely give you a great start in staging if you take 'mise en scene' to mean 'staging in depth'
If noth there is always
Shot by shot
The Visual story
or you can buy many many more books or DVDs and just watch and watch again without sound and then watch again.
Just afew ideas.
Though I haver to admit the class does sound very interesting - why don'y you try to find out which movies the will use as examples and then watch thos movies. Find out who the teacher is.
Posted 12 March 2006 - 10:48 PM