Everything You Need to Know About Color in the Digital Age

Color is one of the most important and powerful visual tools through which filmmakers can convey ideas and emotion. Choices in the color palette begin with the production designer and the art department, continue through the work of the cinematographer, and end with the colorist. Through gaining an in-depth and holistic understanding of the process through which color is embedded in the films that we watch, we can begin to make the same informed color choices in our own films. Even though learning the ins and outs of color can be a life-long process, it doesn’t have to be intimidating. John Hess of Filmmaker IQ has put together yet another excellent lesson, this time explaining the intricacies of color in the digital age.

There are so many different facets of color that often go unnoticed by first-time filmmakers, especially in terms of the pre-production and pre-visualization processes that experienced filmmakers use on every single project. Those types of choices are an in-depth world all their own. Then you start adding the technological aspects of how color is processed by modern digital cameras, and how those color processes affect the post production coloration of a film. When you start considering all of these different aspects, the process of making informed color choices on your film can seem quite a bit daunting…

Check out the rest of Everything You Need to Know About Color in the Digital Age and the video within, originally found on nofilmschool.com.