This video essay produced by Lewis Bond on Youtube has a great analysis on films’ color selection. It explained the color theories as well but in a more detailed and clarifying way than my amateur generalized analysis. Therefore, I recommended this for everyone to watch and discover the efforts the art directors and filmmakers put in order to produce an extraordinary movie experience for the public. I am not 100% sure the colors are intentional but they certainly performed their own purpose.
I like video essays for films. They give out the knowledge without using big words to prove they’re intellectual and provide the great teaching and demonstration on the suitable platform. It’s a lot more effective than reading the film theories on books because films are meant to move, thus it’s better than the screenshots on manual books. The timing of video essays is always spot on so the voice over is never boring.
Below are the video essay channels about films I recommend.
- Every frame a painting
- Movies I love and so can you
- Now You See It
- Channel Criswell
They all have their reasons to spend 8+ minutes to learn. You may disagree with some of them but it’s always good to see how people do their homework.