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Color - Sin City

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This still is from the movie Sin City. The movie is shot almost in completely black and white except a few exceptions. One of the colors that is used is yellow. The character above is The Yellow Bastard, a villain in Sin City. While the color is yellow often has very positive connotations and symbolic meaning, The Yellow Bastard is portrayed with the darker meanings of yellow. The color is symbolic for the cowardice and illness of The Yellow Bastard. The black and white used in Sin City helps emphasize the importance of these select colors. While most films use subtle color placement, the contrast in Sin City truly exaggerates the dark symbolic meaning of yellow for The Yellow Bastard.

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This image is from the movie Fast Five acted by Vin Diesel. This image shows that Dominic Toretto who is the leader of car stealers and his partner Brian had negotiating to his enemy in the car workshop. I think it is a good example of using color effectively because the saturation, color symbol, colors harmony, the brightness, ect closely related to plot, which is a good color choices. I think the color is so harmony because it follows a principle that the color is close to each other or on opposite sides of it on the hue circle. We can see that yellow light and yellow skin tone and the foreground is similar color and the black door and black clothes is similar color; but the black and yellow is opposite color. The similarity and opposite create color harmony, which is a good choice. The color of the slight deviation from the main hue. The main hue in this picture is reddish, so I judge that the hue is warm. The brightness of this picture is low because the light in the workshop is dark and the amount of the nature light from the upper little window is small. The image has high contrast since the hue and brightness of the background and foreground has much difference. The background is the black door with yellow nature light above and the foreground is the yellow light. The high contract creates high color energy also. High energy makes us more excited while low energy make us cool down. This image is kind of high energy because there has high contrast and reddish that makes us excited. It is desaturation because the color is not very intense. Though it uses red for the main tone, but the light is not bright. The light is not bright enough, and the darker light is softer, so the saturation is not high. We can see the reddish in the yellow light. The amount of red imply bloody, enemy, aggressive and fighting symbol. Also, the color symbol related to the inner orientation functions of color--it is the psychological inner and mood of the image, audience can feel it is not positive side.
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Warm color and Cold color

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This picture is from movie Silent Hill. I really like this movie because the color used in this movie can correctly portray the environment in this movie. Especially, the warm color and cold color are used very perfectly. As we know, it is generally assumed that red is warm and blue is cold. Warm colors can give audience a sense of excitement, whereas cold color can dampen our mood. Nowadays, most of horror movies use cold color a lot to portray the scary feeling. For example, in the silent hill world, such as the picture showed above, the filmmaker makes the whole environment tend to be bluish. With the horrifying woman appearance in the movie, it can give audience an even more frightened feeling. In addition, I really like the ending part of Silent Hill because the filmmaker uses the contrast between the real world and silent hill world. In the real world, the filmmaker uses warmer color to show an energetic world. The sunshine makes people feel very warm. Also, audience can feel the energetic real world that is very close to their lives. On the contrary, in the silent hill world, there is no sunshine. Instead, the environment tends to be foggy and cloudy. Everywhere looks very bluish, which can make people feel scary. People may think this kind of environment is strange compared to the really world. Thus, warm color and cold color are very important color skill in making movie. That's because the warm color can bring people more energetic feeling and excitement. The cold color can give people a horrific feeling.



Dance Central's Use of Color

While looking at this still image from Dance Central you can see that the game exemplifies a compelling use of color. Dance Central is a dance video game for the Xbox Kinect system with realistic graphics and popular music. It is very interactive and the kinect system has the ability to sense what moves your whole body is doing. Once a player selects the song of their choice they can see what moves are coming up next by looking at the cards on the side of the screen. They can also see how well they did by looking at the color of the card with the dance move they just finished, as well as how many points they have.

This game shows a perfect example of high and low-energy color distribution. As you can see from the picture I attached, the background uses low-energy distribution while the foreground uses high-energy distribution so that the foreground is paid more attention to by the player. This color technique is very helpful in the game because it helps you be able to focus on your dancer, corrections, and dance move cards. The brightness level of the dancers in the game are lower than the corrections that pop up so that the player's eye goes straight to what they did wrong, or right, while dancing. This use of color is actually quite brilliant because it creates a focus for the player, which helps them know how to improve their skills and get a higher score. I believe the game makers made the corrections and encouraging words that pop up on the screen highly saturated warm colors so that the player wants to keep going. By using these kinds of colors the player will have a good upbeat mood while playing the game.


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Warm color and Cold color

Horror-Movie-Wishlist-Silent-Hill-horror-movies-9186950-1052-700.jpg

This picture is from movie Silent Hill. I really like this movie because the color used in this movie can correctly portray the environment in this movie. Especially, the warm color and cold color are used very perfectly. As we know, it is generally assumed that red is warm and blue is cold. Warm colors can give audience a sense of excitement, whereas cold color can dampen our mood. Nowadays, most of horror movies use cold color a lot to portray the scary feeling. For example, in the silent hill world, such as the picture showed above, the filmmaker makes the whole environment tend to be bluish. With the horrifying woman appearance in the movie, it can give audience an even more frightened feeling. In addition, I really like the ending part of Silent Hill because the filmmaker uses the contrast between the real world and silent hill world. In the real world, the filmmaker uses warmer color to show an energetic world. The sunshine makes people feel very warm. Also, audience can feel the energetic real world that is very close to their lives. On the contrary, in the silent hill world, there is no sunshine. Instead, the environment tends to be foggy and cloudy. Everywhere looks very bluish, which can make people feel scary. People may think this kind of environment is strange compared to the really world. Thus, warm color and cold color are very important color skill in making movie. That's because the warm color can bring people more energetic feeling and excitement. The cold color can give people a horrific feeling.


Prompt #3: Color

#3: Color. Post by 8 pm Feb. 10.

Find a still image or clip from a television show, film or video game that you feel exemplifies a compelling use of color.

Post the link to your image or clip and briefly introduce it (tell us what movie or show it's from, provide a little context). Then explain why/how it's a good example of using color effectively. What color choices are being made? What kind of impact to these color choices have? How might these choices effect what the viewer looks at, what they pay attention to, and/or how they feel?

Be sure to reference specific concepts covered in the Zettl reading in your response. You might, for example, consider color energy, saturation/desaturation, color temperature, color symbolism, color and sound combinations, and/or the 'inner orientation' functions of color.

Please use the tag #color for this post.

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