This is a project that I edited for my Color Theory class at SCAD.
This video shows the different use of color theory used throughout film. At times color can be used to isolate the character in a dramatic moment (The Fall) while sometimes the lack of color in a character can attract our eye to them (Memoirs of a Geisha). It can act as a transition for the character, (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) starting off with the most basic primary colors to just one simple color at the end.
My favorite use of Color Theory is used in Smokin' Aces, throughout the movie each character and place is equally saturated giving the viewer to figure out on their own who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. The plot of the whole movie is a twist to figure out who is on the good side. Usually in a movie its very easy to figure out who is good and bad while in this movie the viewer has to overlook the color and screen direction and look at the character themselves.
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