Our allocated genre was Pop Music. We were pleased to have this genre as it very current & popular amongst teenagers like ourselves, so it was quite good fun to replicate.
Mise en scène consists of:
- Acting & Proxemics
- Makeup & Hair
When arranging our model, we considered the typical characteristics of our genre, we did this by creating a mood board of different pop artists to see what outfits, hair, makeup and poses they used, and then used them with different lighting and settings.
From our mood board it is clear that there is a large variety in styles for pop artists, eg between Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift. Many of the poses saw the artists place their hands around their face, creating an ‘innocent’ type look. The lighting is usually bright, highlighting their face, and neon lights are often used to create a bright, fun effect.
MOOD BOARD FOR MY MUSIC GENRE
OUR PRACTICE PHOTO
When taking our photo we ensured to follow all the types of mise en scène. For example, we used bright lighting, on the model, which contrasts with the black background, which makes the model stand out more, just like if she was on stage. We stuck to a colour scheme of three main colours, pink, white and black, a very similar colour scheme to barbie, which is often used in many pop videos or images. This is quite a flirty and girly colour scheme which fits well with the themes of our genre. Using bright colours such as pink fits in with the typical conventions of this genre & we emphasised this by the costume, of the pink skirt and the heart shape glasses. The heart shaped glasses connote fun or love, which many pop songs are written about.
Mise en scène is important as it helps the audience distinguish between genres, feelings & relationships by adjusting costumes, proxemics & lighting, etc. We will consider what went well with our practice photo, such as the lighting and colours and consider what other components of mise en scène we can add to our photo next time