How Are Movie Worlds Created?

1 hr

From $200

Explore settings, props, actors, costumes, makeup, and lighting



To tell you a story, a movie relies on settings, props, actors, blocking, costumes, makeup, and lighting—all of which exist independently of cinematography, editing, and sound design. 

If you've ever wanted to learn how these items, collectively called mise-en-scene (pronounced meez-on-sen), contribute to a film's world and your perception of characters or particular moods, then join us! 

This hour-long program will also briefly trace mise-en-scene in film from 1900 to the present.


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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

  • HD video

  • Photos

  • Clips and screenshots

  • Maps

  • Newspapers

  • Movie fan magazines

  • Animated slideshows

  • Expert commentary...and more