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In Praise of Chairs: A Video Essay on Mise-en-Scene

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juno chair 2Tony Zhou never calls it mise-en-scene, but that’s what production design falls under–the setting of the stage in a film or play. Here he develops the ways production design can help an audience understand setting, tone, mood, character, and situation. He doesn’t talk so much about production design at large but focuses on the oft taken for granted chair. As he does in all of his videos, Zhou takes a concept that can be complex and distills it to simple understanding.


Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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