The Camera Talks


This collage of images shows us experimenting with different camera-shots, we linked our work on mine-en-scene with the use of different camera angles to create very contrasting images. This Is important as you can show even more through an image by using the correct camera angle. Some examples of different shots we tried out are-

  • longshot
  • low-angle shot
  • high-angle shot
  • close-up
  • extreme close-up
  • mid-shot
  • two-shot

For example to show an individuals emotion we found that you could use a close-up shot in order to capture all of the details from their facial expression whereas if you were trying to get across the idea of someone being powerful you can use a low-angle shot to make the individual look higher up and bigger than the audience watching. Choosing the correct camera shot can make an image a lot more powerful and successful at getting your desired message across.

This is going to be very important when we are creating out music magazines as not only do we need to think about the appearance of our model (costume, makeup, facial expression) but also which camera shot suits out image the best. You need both mine-en-scene and the correct camera-shot to create a narrative to your audience therefore it is important that we link both of these techniques when creating the perfect shot. Therefore, when creating my front cover for my music magazine I will make sure to focus on using both of these elements to ensure that my image portrays its chosen genre as well as giving an insight into what else is within the magazine.

My Image That Uses Mise En Scene To Make Meaning

Made with Padlet


This is a mood board of certain images which to me reflect the genre ‘POP’. As you can see from this selection of photos, showing makeup, locations, body language etc, I interpret pop as a very bright and colorful genre. Generally pop music will be joyful and energetic therefore the photos which I think link to pop the best are the ones in which reflect this. It is important for all the photos in this mood board to display the same emotion and vibe as they are all expressing my opinion of pop.

This mood board is key to helping with my understanding of music genres and the importance of all elements within them. When creating my music magazine which will be focused upon the genre pop I need to think about multiple elements like the make-up and hairstyle of my model, the chosen body language and location for my photo shoot aswell as specially chosen props and costumes. Each of these things need to be chose to fit with the genre pop so that they all link together and it is clear to my audience what genre my music magazine is trying to portray.

Post-it notes

These images were our impersonation of photos which represent the genre ‘POP’. They reflect the positive emotions associated with the genre. When creating these photos we focused upon using bright colored costumes as this links in with the bright colors in our mood board. When I did some audience research people generally described the genre pop as ‘energetic’ and ‘young’. Others said that they associated the genre with ‘fun’ therefore when doing our photoshoot we made sure to try and convey these emotions through our photographs.

The bright pink colors and sunglasses give off a fun vibe along with the positive facial expressions which display happy connotations to the audience. We also made sure that the lighting for our photoshoot was appropriate so we chose to use natural bright sunlight as dim lighting would not have worked to convey the positivity the rest of our elements were trying to show.

Focusing forward

By researching into the genre ‘POP’ and creating a mood board displaying all the elements which I link with that genre helped me understand the importance of making my music magazine link in with my chosen genre. Doing my own photo shoot also helped me extend my understanding by putting this into practice, I knew that it was important to think about each individual element in order for the whole image to work as a whole.


Deconstruction Of Tour Poster


This is my deconstruction of Justin Bieber’s tour poster, focusing on how the producer has used colour, font, emotion, body language etc. to display a certain image/meaning to the audience. When making this tour poster the producer would have had to think about the main target audience of Justin Biebers fans and use language suited to that age group. It is also important that all of the necessary information is on the poster, in this case it is advertising his upcoming world tour therefore the tour dates and locations need to be clear. The finest details can also be analysed such as the fact that grain has been used over this image to possibly take the centre focus away from the details on Justin Bieber and put more emphasis on the writing and colours used.

Focusing Forward

This will be useful for me to be able analyze the importance of little details so that when I produce my own music magazine I am aware of the importance of these elements in order to create a aesthetically pleasing poster. The main objective of the poster needs to be clear to the reader as-well as the images/language being appropriate for the target audience. The details within a poster are very important for example the facial emotions Justin Bieber is displaying in his image portrays a very confident image whereas if he was facing the camera it would give off a very different message.