Movies In Color: The Piano, 1993. Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh

Posted: 05/28/2013 in Uncategorized

Posted by Roxy Radulescu on May 27, 2013 • 


“Female Directors Week – Jane Campion

The Piano, 1993 Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh”


Via Mike Ritchie:

“If you’re interested in cinematography and colour, then it’s worth taking a look at by @RoxyMakesThings. Great work!”

“Movies In Color is curated and created by graphic designer Roxy Radulescu (RoxyMakesThings).

The idea started when I was watching Skyfall. I was taken with the cinematography and use of color more-so than the story itself. I wanted to find out what colors made up certain stills and after making a few color palettes for Skyfall, took it a step further by extending it to all films and starting a blog.

So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits.

The Process. Research is first. I search for stills that are compositionally interesting as well as rich in color. I use the help of a color generator to get a very basic range of swatches. Then I piece together the general palette from that and other colors I think are prominent or worth including from the still. It’s all done in Photoshop to keep layout and swatch sizes consistent and to facilitate color sampling from the image.”

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