What is Color Science – Let Pixar Teach You!

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What is Color Science & Psychology – Let Pixar Teach You!

So not only did Pixar Animation Studios create a FREE only course teaching their storytelling secrets (click here for that gem), they also decide to teach us a bit about Color Science and it’s importance in filmmaking. They teamed up with Khan Acadamy to create these courses free of charge in their “Pixar in a Box” series.

Just as dialog, acting, and music are tools filmmakers use to convey meaning and emotion, color can be used to the same effect. But determining “color” is not as simple as saying “red” or “brown” because there are endless shades of color in the visible spectrum. In this lesson, you will learn how color is determined partly by the physics of light and partly by how our brains perceive it.


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How Color Has Become Such An Important Storytelling Tool in Cinema

These days, color is an integral part of film, and it has incredible power over how we perceive the film and the characters. In this terrific video essay from Lewis Bond, he explores the history of color and how color has become one of the most important visual tools at our disposal:


Introduction to Color in Digital Filmmaking

The good folks over at FilmmakerIQ created these amazing video on color science as well, take a look.

Color Science is a natural everyday experience – but how do you use color to advance your film? We’ll start by looking at how filmmakers in the late 90s began exploring creative uses of color. Then we’ll take a quick overview of how your digital camera captures color and some basic color theory. We’ll finish by designing, shooting and grading a Lolita inspired shot for maximum color impact.


The History and the Color Science in Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers.

Color is a subtle tool that can transport us from our ordinary lives to extraordinary worlds of cinema. Peel back the layers of history and look at how color was first understood and implemented in the world of film.


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