What are the 8 elements of film?

Maura N.

The Last Black Unicorn
Staff member
If we are talking about the eight technical elements that are involved in the production of films, these are the 8 elements:

1. The film type – can be any of these three categories: realism, classical and formalism

2. The shots – can be a close-up, full shot or over the shoulder

3. Angles – can be eye level, high angle, low angle or oblique angle

4. Colour – can be either saturated or desaturated

5. Lighting – can be silhouette/black lighting, low key lighting, high key lighting or chiaroscuro lighting

6. Sound – can be diegetic and non-diegetic

7. Editing – can be thematic, associative, dialectic, classical, continuity or radical subjective continuity

8. Mise-en-Scene – meaning the setting of a scene.
There are many more details to explain around each of these 8 elements but I hope it helps!
 
If we are talking about the eight technical elements that are involved in the production of films, these are the 8 elements:

1. The film type – can be any of these three categories: realism, classical and formalism

2. The shots – can be a close-up, full shot or over the shoulder

3. Angles – can be eye level, high angle, low angle or oblique angle

4. Colour – can be either saturated or desaturated

5. Lighting – can be silhouette/black lighting, low key lighting, high key lighting or chiaroscuro lighting

6. Sound – can be diegetic and non-diegetic

7. Editing – can be thematic, associative, dialectic, classical, continuity or radical subjective continuity

8. Mise-en-Scene – meaning the setting of a scene.
There are many more details to explain around each of these 8 elements but I hope it helps!
Thank you, Maura!
 
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