1. Jean-Pierre Jeunet in 'Amelie' utilizes the dominant complementary colors of red & green to create contrast and interest in saturated frames. This essay traces the instances that complementary colors are used and quotes of research their effects.

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  3. My video essay explores the lighting in Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. Although the film Alien has been remade many times, and the technology improves as the saga goes along; I believe the original Alien is so notable because of the lighting tools they implement Lighting changes, not the fact that they had any fancy technology or editing software. This is especially fascinating when considering that the film is essentially a ‘monster movie’, however the spectacle of the Alien itself doesn’t seem to be all that scary. Some specific lighting tools/decisions I discuss in my video essay include: the drastic variation in tone and color between lighting changes, the repetitive presence of flashing lights/strobe, the overwhelming darkness and shadows seen in many scenes, and the placement of practical lights in the frame to distract the viewing audience.

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  4. This video essay analyzes sound in the film Frank. It focuses on the blurring of diegetic and non-diegetic sound, and how this serves larger themes of the film.

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