Drama and Terms
Drama and Terms
stage lighting - intentional light qualities including intensity, color, and direction; intentional functions including selective visibility, revelation of form, composition, focus, mood, location and time of day, projection/stage elements, and advance plot (script)
Stage lighting has multiple functions, including:
Focus: Directing the audience's attention to an area of the stage or distracting them from another.
Mood: Setting the tone of a scene. Harsh red light has a different effect than soft lavender light.
Location and time of day: Establishing or altering position in time and space. Blues can suggest night time while orange and red can suggest a sunrise or sunset. Stage LightingExample:(Spotlight full. Birds singing. People are walking around the town.)Camera Angleangle at which a camera is pointed at the subject(s) (low and high) that can greatly influence audience's interpretation of what is happening on the screen
Low = a camera angle positioned low on the vertical axis, anywhere below the eyeline, looking upHigh = camera angle is located above the eyeline. With this type of angle, the camera looks down on the subject Look at the following images and determine the camera angle that is shown:
1 2.3 4.Camera Shotmanner in which camera creates audience perceptions (point of view - shows scene from specific point of view of one of the characters; bridging shot - represents a jump in time or place or other discontinuity, such as newspaper headlines or seasonal changes)Watch the following clips from Up to answer questions about point of view.
1.2.Watch the following clips below: How is a bridging shot being used?
Lion KingTwilightDramatic Dialogue specific, purposeful dialogue designed to convey critical information, highlight crucial moments, build suspense, and move the plot forward
Dramatic DialogueFinding NemoFrozenDramatic Monologuemonologue technique, usually in verse composition, where speaker reveals his or her character, often in relation to a critical situation or event addressed to reader/ presumed listener
Remember the TitansRatatouilleCamera Focussharpness of an image; range of distances from camera - deep, shallow, in, out: device whereby image gradually comes into clarity or goes out of clarity
Camera Lightingmain light on subject usually placed at a 45-degree angle to camera-subject axis; high key lighting, key light provides all or most of the light in the scene; low key lighting, the key light provides much less of the total illumination