Our shot is an extreme close-up of the oxygen tank, this shot gives the viewer the idea that this scene is set in a hospital and that the character is under medical care. Thus, it’s effective because from this they know he has survived the accident but is injured. The shot on the right is not an extreme close-up but it has the same effect on the audience. The close-up on the belt lets the audience know that the boxing match between the twins is an important one.
Here is a shot from the beginning of our video where the character is in the hospital. On the right is a shot from Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night” where the character is also in the hospital. They are both effective at showing the characters are in hospital because of the equipment used in mise-en-scene. In our video, we could not get the same kind of machine in the background but we managed to find an oxygen mask which is really effective in creating the setting. We also decided to add a bandage to make our character look more damaged.
On the left is the shot of our second character singing to his reflection in the window. On the right is a shot from Eminem’s “Stan” of Stan looking at himself in the mirror. Although Stan is not singing whereas our character is, they both look very similar. You can see the back/side of the characters head while you see their full reflections.
Here is a longshot from the running scene in our video, and a long shot from Rudimental’s “Free”. In both shots, the characters are mere silhouettes and the rest of the shot includes the scenery. They are both effective in establishing the environment the characters are in.
Here are two subjective shots. The shot that is compared with our video is from Rudimental’s “Powerless”. In both, the shots are taken from a low angle. They are also taken from the view of an object; shot from behind a gate in ours and a shot from behind the ropes of a boxing ring. The difference is in our shot, the camera is focused on the gate whereas in the other shot it is focused on the characters.
Here is another shot that is compared to Rudimental’s “Free”. In both shots are mid-shots that show the character looking at the scenery, at the same time showing the area they are looking upon.
Here are two close-up shots of the characters singing. The shot that I’m comparing with is a shot from Sting’s “Roxanne”. In both shots, you can only see the mouth and nose of the characters. The cameras are focusing on the lips of both characters. Another noticeable thing is the lighting. On both characters, one side of the face is lit up whereas the other is slightly darkened.
These two shots are quite similar in both idea and mise-en-scene. The shot I’m comparing with is from Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night”. In both shots, it shows a disabled character doing pull-ups. In both shots, the wheelchair is present to show that the characters are disabled, which makes an ordinary pull-up look more powerful.
Here is a comparison of a shot from our running scene and a shot from Rudimental’s “Powerless”. In both shots, it uses over-the-shoulder shots of the characters running. Both shots are quite blurry and although you can’t see it in the picture, both shots are quite shaky and bouncy to show the characters running.