CLASSROOM: How a Film Colour Palette Can Make You a Better Filmmaker
Film colour palettes might be one of the most under-utilised parts of your filmmaking process. It can be the difference between immersing your audience in a world or boring them to tears.
We all remember the first time we saw The Wizard Of Oz. There’s that magical moment where we go from the sepia-tone to full colour. The world explodes off the screen, and for a moment, we understand Dorothy’s amazement as she enters Oz. The power of colour can help harness your storytelling capabilities.
Think about your favourite movies.
What are their colour schemes like, and what do those film colour palettes add to the story?
Today we’re going to talk about what the use of colour can bring to your film, and study how film colour palettes can help amplify your work. As Roger Deakins said: “It’s easier to make colour look good, but harder to make it service the story.” So this will be fun. And hard. And we’ll all learn a lot.
Let’s get started.
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