How to Use Color in Film: 50+ Examples of Movie Color Palettes

A filmmaker is a visual artist. To be a great visual artist you need mastery of the color palette. Many of the greatest Directors, Cinematographers, and Production Designers have extensive backgrounds as visual artists themselves. There are many ways to use color in film. We’re going to break down the key approaches as well as… Continue reading How to Use Color in Film: 50+ Examples of Movie Color Palettes

Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve

O ver the course of nine feature films, Denis Villeneuve has shown himself to be one of contemporary cinema’s leading filmmakers. Known for his intense dramas, Villeneuve often allows his environments to act as extensions of his characters. Much of this is accomplished through color choice. Here’s how Denis Villeneuve uses color theory to enhance… Continue reading Mastering the Movie Color Palette: Denis Villeneuve

Mastering the Film Color Palette: Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro movies are known for their lush fantasy landscapes, sense of creeping dread, and unmatched use of color. His self-confessed primary influences are obvious once you know how to look for them. Comic books, manga, horror movies, and his native Mexican culture all combine to create a director who is not afraid to stuff every… Continue reading Mastering the Film Color Palette: Guillermo del Toro