The two
films I watched by Steven Spielberg were “Saving Private Ryan” and “Schindlers
List” captured interesting elements of mise en scene and uses of editing. Mise-en
scene, Literally means, “to put on stage” or “placing of a
scene” in French, its used to describe the visual aspects that appear
within a single shot. Originally it was used in theatre but is now common use
in cinema. The movie Saving Private Ryan was filmed using a variety of lighting
techniques to capture the mise en scene, arrangement and design elements to
capture the visuals of the movie, and was critical to capture the mood of the
film. Also its important not that understanding the story and setting of this
war epic to appreciate the challenges that were presented in the lighting and
editing of the film scenes. 

going to start with the movie “Saving Private Ryan”, in this film I want to
focus on the mise en scene. The movie was set in world war 2 and the main plot
focused on the search for the lost brother of 4. Capturing the mood and outdoor
scenes was made possible by using natural lighting and flat lighting to soften
textures and colors positioning of the actors and props positioned to the
camera angles and lens sections capture the scenes of combat. Use of lighting
and camera angles help. Resignation to the groups fate in pursuing the feudal
order that wouldn’t change the likely reality of the situation. Indoor lighting
consisted of traditional three-point lighting that captured the mood as well as
flat lighting at the lens to keep the shots subtle and muted while allowing the
shadows and actor positioning to take full advantage of the three-point
Arrangements. A good example of mise en scene would be in the final scenes in
the cemetery is shot in both natural lighting and traditional three-point
lighting. The scene is very vivid with the flags in the background behind the
final resting place of so many American dead. The viewer is supposed to see the
reality of the sacrifices that were made to save private Ryan.

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