Essay 1: Formal Analysis
Identify and discuss the significance of the audiovisual elements of a single scene from the (short) film screened during class. How do these elements contribute to the meaning and impact of this particular scene? How might your analysis deepen your reader’s understanding of the importance of this scene to the entire film? To develop your argument, you must identify and carefully analyze elements of the “mise-en-scène” and discuss how they work together to create meaning.