TV Shows and Movies in Colour Palette Form!
What can you tell by looking at one still from a movie or TV show? A lot, it turns out. Roxy Radulescu has been creating these stunning images for a while now on her blog, Movies in Colour. Although they are only a still image taken from the TV show or Film, they give us an insight into the inner workings of colour used throughout the motion picture in question. Graphic designer Roxy found herself watching Skyfall and being more interested in the cinematography and colour than the film itself. That was when this brilliant idea came to be. Since it’s inception, Roxy has produced a huge catalogue of stills with their respective colour palettes on her blog. We started out to showcase 10 of the best stills but we found it too hard to whittle them down. So, we’ve featured 16 of them below and that still leaves out a lot of awesome stills.
Colour theory in film is a big subject to cover and it’s probably not something that can be done justice in a post such as this. However, our colour grading and correction tutor Rob Bessette goes into great detail of colour theory in his course. The below images highlight the simple point that the look and feel of a film can be dramatically changed through the use of colour. Of course, there are a lot of other factors that go into the mood of a film too! We urge you to go and check out some of the work of the cinematographers featured below. Take a look at how they use colour and think how you could replicate that.
The Walking Dead
S1: Ep. 2 – Guts
Cinematography: David Boyd
Cinematography: Greg Gardiner
Cinematography: Bill Butler
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
Cinematography: Derek Vanlint
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Cinematography: Tim Maurice-Jones
The Wolf of Wall Street
Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematography: Dean Cundey
Cinematography: Julio Macat
Cinematography: László Kovács
Cinematography: Michael Bonvillain
Cinematography: Vadim Yusov
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
Cinematography: Katsuji Misawa
O Brother Where Art Thou
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
There are a hell of a lot of stills on the Movies in Color blog, which are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.