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A wonderful way to watch, and learn from, movies.
Color Palette Cinema, as its name suggests, takes a still from a film, and breaks down its colours into a handful of swatches. While the premise may sound simple, the results can be illuminating, eye-opening, and inspiring – if not for filmmaking or film study, certainly for film appreciation.
We’ve collected a bunch of video essays, breakdowns and supercuts exploring ways colour is used in visual storytelling:
- Film School: Colour in Film A collection of video essays exploring ways colour is used in visual storytelling.
- Film School: Centre-Framing in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Weaponising composition, colour, and editing to create story.
- Film School: Almodóvar’s Obsessions A collection of video tributes to the Maestro, Pedro Almodóvar.
- Film School: Colour in ‘Euphoria’ "Sometimes, in order to get to the deepest emotional depths of a character, capturing a feeling, rather than reality, is more important."
- Film School: A Guide to Aspect Ratios What are aspect ratios, and what can they mean for visual storytelling?
- Film School: Lessons from the French New Wave Shake up your storytelling with techniques from French rule-breakers and their American acolytes.
- Film School: Colour In Film with Lawrence Sher Cinematographer of 'Joker', 'The Hangover', and 'Garden State' gives a masterclass accessible to beginners - in 15 minutes.
- Film School: Understanding HDR (High Dynamic Range) A roundup of explainers on both technical and creative things to consider.