In the Guild, we can see the five different types of mise-en-scene. In this above scene from the web series, we can see Tink and her display of costume. She has a bunch of beaded necklaces on, bright pink hooped earrings, holding a DS gameboy, and wearing a colorful tank top with stars all over it. Her clothes make us feel that she is probably a teenager because of all the colors that are found in her jewelry and even her clothes as well as the prop of the DS. The DS also indicates that she is probably younger because it is something that a bunch of teens would play with rather than adults. Its small and compact and was popular among teens during the time when this web series began I would say she is probably a teenager from around 2008ish because what she is wearing is similar to what I would have worn late middle school.
This scene above also displays the type of decor and setting set for Tink to establish her personality. The web series shows the characters mainly at home because this is where they can play the Guild. The setting of this scene is in Tink’s bedroom that is also extremely colorful and girly. She has several pillows and stuffed animals on her bed, and she even has a pillow that says , “princess”. Her room reinforces the idea that her character is probably in her teenage years because of the way she has her room decorated. With the setting being in her bedroom, it also helps set the idea that she is probably a teenager because most teens spend the majority of their time in their own room. It gives them a sense of escaping their families and a personal place that they can call their own; teens often retreat to their bedrooms for this very reason.
Tink’s acting is pretty good considering its a low budget web series, and not a TV series. She always has a sarcastic tone to her voice and often uses curse words. This helps build her character as a teenager because most teen girls are sassy and feel like they are way older than they are so they use curse words to express their feelings. She accurately describes her character as a teen by being moody, kind of obnoxious and using profanity throughout this season of Guild. The acting in the scene above with just Tink is a good example of frontality. Tink is focused at the center of the camera and is looking straight into the camera, which breaks the fourth wall. In the scene below we have oblique and off-screen space because the characters are not front and center of the camera. The camera is focusing on the cameras from a different angle thus not breaking the fourth wall.
The lighting in the scene above is all over the place. We can see that there is a strong back light behind Zaboo because it looks like he is surrounded by a halo that completely drowns out the background outside the window. The backlight behind Zaboo also makes it harder to see his features that are on his front side, instead it highlights his silhouette more. We also see that the lighting in this scene is poor because on Tink’s face we have a strong key light that highlights the right side of her face but puts shadows along the left side. She also is being drowned out by the backlight in this scene on her right side as well, making her look like she has a glow around her arms. This indicates that this show probably had a low cut budget because they did not invest in proper lighting of having a key light, fill light, and back light to make all the characters look flawless.
The above scene relates to deep space as well as deep focus. We can see that Codax is the foreground in which she is closest to the camera, and then we have Zaboo, Clara, Tink, and the table as the middle ground between the foreground and background. Then in the background we have the plant and the walls of the restaurant that fall even further behind Clara, Zaboo, and Tink. This is also considered deep focus because all of the characters and props in this scene are all in the same focus. There is no blurring of anyone or anything and everything is set to be clearly focused on as whole rather than just having one item or person stand out compared to the rest.