Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Major Project: To colour or not?

The final shot of the portrait it will be a framed version of the good portrait instead. Debating whether or not to have this scene in colour. Thoughts?


4 comments:

Lev said...

I would go for a little bit of colour. Just not too much so as to loose the black and white theme you've used through out the animation :-)

Paul Lemarquis said...

I agree with Lev. A desaturated colour palette would be good.

tutorphil said...

If the use of peachy tones here is to suggest a warmth that's been lacking from Dorian throughout, then yes - go for it; but I suggest you have an alternate chunk of b/w footage to slot in at the 11th hour if it breaks the surface tension of your story; my instincts suggest that it won't.

You know - in regard to colour, I've been tempted over and over to suggest that Sybil's image should be 'hand-tinted' in the style of the old victorian photographs; there's all that reference to the colours of her eyes and lips; I don't know how easy it is to do in post, but...

tutorphil said...

basically speaking is there narrative import to the use of colour here in a black and white world? If so, progress with confidence - and assert it as part of your system of meanings.