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Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Mise-en-scène

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Please note that capacity is limited, and previous Anatomy of Cinema seminars have sold out quickly.

Session 1: Mise-en-scène | Literally translated as “placement in the scene,” mise-en-scène is an umbrella term for location, set design, lighting, and the arrangement of people and things to be filmed. What difference does it make to shoot in a dark studio—the model of classical Hollywood cinema—versus the location shooting of Italian neo-realism or the Berlin School? What are the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of controlling mise-en-scène as opposed to allowing contingency to determine the content of the shot? Led by Se Young Kim

About the presenter:
Se Young Kim is a Mellon Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University. His areas of teaching and research specialization include contemporary East Asian and U.S. cinema, digital media in Korea and Japan, political economy, as well as classical and contemporary film theory. He is currently working on a book that investigates the violent contemporary cinema of South Korea and Japan.

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