Mise En Scene - Lighting

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    • Low Key Lighting
      • Made by using key and back lights to produce contrast of dark and light areas on screen - shadows formed.
      • Suggests mystery, and creates eerie atmosphere
      • Used in the 'film noir' of the 1940's/1950's and horror films.
      • Can be decoded to suggest a world where there is depression and decay
      • Often seen as expressive.
      • Underlighting gives a dramatic, often distorting effect - like a ghost story!
    • High Key Lighting
      • Filter lights are used, to create high key lighting
      • Appears more normal and realisitc
        • Can be manipulated to make poieple more glamorous, or add twinkle to their eyes
      • Much softer than low key lighting


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