Color in Film
A Study in Film & Color;
publication design and copywriting
My initial inspiration for this project was my strong interest in the connection between film and design. Colors have a profound effect on the audience’s experience, and to me, these impacts are the most exciting part of a film.
When watching a movie, color is the first thing to make an impact even before the characters come on screen. For these reasons, I dedicated this publication to the analysis and admiration of movies that made an impact on me and the world of art direction.
Rebel Without A Cause
The Sixth Sense
The Royal Tenenbaums
Thelma and Louise
Sorry to Bother You
The Shawshank Redemption
“A strong color elicits a strong visceral response. This, in turn, can set up an audience to anticipate a particular action or event"
Patti Bellantoni, Author of If its Purple, Someone's Going to Die
A color dictionary for the film enthusiast
Watching and analyzing the films was a large component to the process. My goal was to create a unified tone of voice that paralleled a bold and clean graphical style.
The book opens with a note stating that there are no “correct" interpretations of movies. I would like to believe that there are numerous ways to interpret color, much like design, and while some might feel more right than others, there can be multiple correct answers.