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Color Psychology in Production Design

Found this terrific video online demonstrating the use of color and the psychology of color to shape the overall mood and reinforce the underlying concepts being put forth in a movie. Color is an incredibly powerful tool at the disposal of filmmakers in telling our stories.  At the beginning...

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From Concept to Film: Production Design of Outdoor Community

In this film, Project Eden, I’ve broken it down from the films color palette to the location scout to the overhead sketch to the concept artist’s final renderings.  This needed to be an outdoor set for a group of people living in a tent community. The film was being shot in New Zealan...

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Designing a Set on a Sound Stage: Concept to the Big Screen

This will show you the stages I went through, as the production designer, to create an underground bunker on a soundstage. You will see inspiration art, sketches, drafting, concept art, 3D renderings in SketchUp, photos during construction up through set dressing, and finally screengr...

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Instagram Site Featuring Iconic Films & Their Color Palettes

Check out this brilliant Instagram account I found at colorpalette.cinema . They break down the color palette for hundreds of iconic films. Not only the overall color palette but also individual frames. Many people donʼt notice that even the most every day seeming film has a color pale...

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Color Blindness

Color Blindness is a fascinating thing to me as color is the basis of my work. They way color is interpreted has an effect on the work I do. Like if there going to put a blue wash over the whole film. I need to think about that in my initial color palette. Just like in the old black a...

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Color Palette Generator

This is a fun tool and exercise and it helps you make color palettes. Color Palette Generator: https://coolors.co/ Another exercise is to watch good films and breakdown their color palettes. It will help you with your design work....

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Wardrobe in Film Color Palettes and Mood Boards

As a Production Designer for film, Print/Photography & Commercials I use a color palette and mood boards for the whole project but also for each character and wardrobe change. Each color invokes a mood. For example red is strong, powerful, outgoing and blue is calm, casual & can be masc...

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Designer Color Wheel for Fashion

  If you want to check out how fashion magazines make seasonal color wheels here is a photo from Fall 2016. Designer Color Wheel for this seasons top Fashion Designers: It’s fun to look at the color wheel for the top fashion houses/designer because you will see that every season ...

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