The Psychology of Color in Film1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
A quick spin through the cinematic colour wheel may end up being just what the doctor ordered.
As a filmmaker, it’s your responsibility to take advantage of every tool that is thrown your way. Here at NFS, we throw around our opinions on lighting, sound technique, and equipment all the time. But what about colour?
No, I’m not talking about colour grading, colour correction, or even the colour quality of different cameras. I’m talking about production design. I’m talking about writing colour as an entire character in your script. I’m talking about taking each one of your scenes in storyboard and assigning a colour to it-even if you don’t end up using it. If you’re looking for a subtle way to make a scene resonate emotionally, there may be no better way than choosing a colour associated with the emotion you are trying to evoke. Here’s how it works, as illustrated beautifully by video editor Lilly Mtz-Seara:
COLOR PSYCHOLOGY from Lilly Mtz-Seara on Vimeo.
via: No Film School
Image Credit: American Beauty
Video Credit: Lilly Mtz-Seara