My image that uses mise-en-scene to communicate meaning.

Mise En Scene-

  • Costume – Class & status, uniformity
  • Lighting – shadows, colours
  • Acting & Proxemics – Body Language
  • Makeup and Hair – style and fashion
  • Props – props that show meaning e.g social class
  • Setting –  background


For this task my group was allocated the genre of indie. We were assigned to do a photo shoot for an album cover. whilst doing some research the main elements we were interested in were:

  • Fashion
  • Make up/Hair styles
  • Indie Posters
  • Indie Bands/Music

During the photo shoot process some key elements that were highlighted were, the appearance of indie people who typically would wear simple styled clothes with light make up and headbands as discovered throughout the research. A key example is ‘Florence and the Machine’ She wears plain dresses with her hair in a natural way, she also has subtle make up on making her perfect for the typical connotations to the genre. Furthermore the main themes we noticed whilst analysing current indie band posters was that most of them share this ‘loud’ vibe where it really grasps the viewers attention with bright popping colours with an abstract typeface and also this simplicity effect.

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Textual analysis of practice photo –


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