Color doesn’t just make your films pretty. Color inspires emotion, directs the eye and provides subtext (it’s worth doing an internet search for “The Godfather & Oranges”).
Filmmakers are both artists and craftsmen, and sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the geeky stuff (gear/lights/cameras). Try geeking out about color theory and color palettes, and you’ll improve your ability to put subtext on screen.
In this bonus episode of Raindance’s Step & Repeat, (above), production designer, art director and set designer Matt Middleton (“Pacific Rim,” “Suicide Squad”) explains the power of color and how successful filmmakers use it to give meaning and impact to their stories.
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