Rob Tregenza received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently the head of the Cinema program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, where he lectures on his 5 Dance Steps of Mise en scene, developed in the 1980’s and 1990’s while teaching at UCLA and Howard University. The dance steps break down image-building into fundamental components that include: actor blocking work with static camera, panning and tilting the camera, off-screen sound and space, moving the camera, and the 360-degree shot. These steps form the dance, which, when utilized in various combinations, define Tregenza’s cinematic style.

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