All five forms of Mise-en-scene are shown in The Guild. The first of the list and the first that i noticed was the decor. In this scene, we can see the decor used in the first scene where we meet Vork. As mentioned on the site, decor can be used to display character emotions or key elements of their character in general. In this scene the decor explains Vork’s lifestyle and that he barely moves from his gaming station. He has everything (almost) that he needs to stay in his place and play his game. Most of the characters don’t leave their rooms often but Vork’s room shows that he is prepared to not have to leave for anything. For me, this shows he has some experience in his years of gaming.
Vork’s fashion also plays into his character well. He’s a somewhat clean-cut male of middle age and apparently later gets a job in finances, so the button up and slacks, or business professional, suited look fit well on him.
Vork’s acting was also pretty good. He embodied the antisocial middle aged video game player pretty well. Felicia’s acting was the best for me, although she doesn’t appear in the above screenshot. I’m not sure if it was because she was the main character, but everything seemed to flow well and I didn’t feel like the things she said were ever fake. Zaboo’s acting was the only one that I felt wasn’t very good, it felt very forced and it was mildly uncomfortable as well.
The lighting in this shot and many others was pretty poor. Actually most of the lighting throughout the season was a little off and would be either too overpowering or would be distracting in its inability to see certain aspects of the footage. In this shot the entire lower half is in a weird shade and most of Vork’s body is soaked in the shade. Meanwhile, the light only really effects the right side of the setting and creates an uneven scene. This scene could be similar to what we might would see in real life if we were in a restaurant with natural lighting being provided by the windows, but it is no where near to what we are used to in films of our time.
In this scene, space is kind of noticeable in the sharpness of the faces but the dullness of the pictures in the background. You can’t really tell from the screenshot but when the video was playing you could distinguish the difference better. Vork’s face versus Felicia’s was also a noticeable difference; Vork’s face was slightly blurred on to the side in the distance and Felicia’s face was clear with the focus on her while she was speaking and attempting to organize the group.