A little animation project I am putting together to explain how colors work to a class of 3-4 year olds. Pretty sure they are all smarter than me, so I hope this does not talk down to them.
This is a study in Primary colors (Red, Yellow, Blue) and how they mix - something that is not at all accurate.
It follows with a more proper Cyan, Magenta, Yellow model that is actually an accurate representation of subtractive color.
Following that is a demo of Additive color - Red Green and Blue Light and how they mix. Followed by how RGB is used to make a rainbow, and how a rainbow is white light broken up into colors.
Special thanks to jeremy Cox and Cameron Lee for helping me get the RYB color simulation to work dynamically - despite it's complete lack of accuracy. It was not easy. A lot of adjustment layers went into bringing out the "right" colors. After Effects is not designed to create subtractive color interactions from a false color model.