Oh, I see. Fair enough. I miss that. Cheers!
Notable mentions: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) or Standard Operating Procedure (2008) by Errol Morris. Almost anything from BBC Natural History Until, just check out "The Hunt (2015)", you don't get more cinematic than that. There are many others but I'll just mentioned those few. Cheers!
"Color is an image isn't just up to the colorist, it's a complex result of decisions made all the way back to the script stage."
Well said. And good article important to be told. For a nerd watching comic books movies and argues with other nerds on the interwebs about who would win between fictional characters as if the world will collapse, that must be hard fact to grasp. Watch some other video essays, learn some video editing, pick a controversial topic such as comic book movies, which is matter of life and death to other nerds, and you got yourself over half a million views. Easy peasy.
It would seem that concern expressed by John P. Hess from FilmmakerIQ.com was well placed. After Every Frame a Painting video esseys became more mainstream and popular, everyone is a video essayist it seems, thinking that only thing it takes is nice voice over and fancy editing. But its quite clear that this video forgot to do its Due diligence and do its homework. I'm sure we will see more and more cleverly edited video essays with shallow substance in the near future. It has become a popularity contest not a genuine desire to make a difference with all the hassle of endless research that entails. One must be very careful these days, not to fall for looks and miss the substance of video content found online. What's the expression, form follows function, is the way it should be, not the other way around.
Sorry, but popularity on youtube shooting vlogs does not automatically equal good visual literacy. Certainly not form their audience. I don't question his storytelling, he obviously has popularity on his side of the argument, but I do question author of this article trying to present him messiah of cinematography. That he is not.
BTW. I have absolutely no idea what Joker has to do with any of this. Or what are you trying to say.
Its true not all colors are born equal. They affect us differently. Our feelings, mood and physical responses will likely vary when subjected to different wavelength of electrodynamics radiations, different shades of colorful lights. From an evolutionary stand point, we seem to have developed color vision to assist our brains with contrast detection. It gives us a better chance to detect our preys (and our predators) within our surroundings.
Rule or perhaps more of a guideline. It has been said that all colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. In other words, lovers attracts and create passion for each other because they are complimenting each other. This principle can also be used in your images when you want to attract someone's attention to an area of interest or if you want to create more passionate scene.
With hot colors, (for example red) we suddenly have tendencies to take more risks as our blood pressure and heart beat rise (ever wondered why casinos tend to have warm colors all around you?) Cold colors, on the other hand, have a tendency to calm and relax us as our blood pressure drops making some of you feel colder physically. More and more the use of ‘colors’ is being considered, researched and exploited in a variety of fields, filmmaking included.
However, colors also take a different meaning and effect depending on the context. “red can be friendly when it’s associated with a ketchup bottle and baleful when associated with blood.” Not only our ‘detection’ of a shade of color can be tricked by its illumination and its environment, our understanding of colors is “relative, historical and empirical”. It varies from culture to culture and person to person and cannot be narrowed down to a series of physical reactions. Western and Eastern traditions differ on the meaning of certain colors. Even within western culture, different part of Europe regard warm and cold colors differently. For example, “Directors from northern Europe feel that cold colours are pleasant and warm colours are aggressive and disturbing.” (David Mullen, ASC.) Southern Directors might use warm colors associated with summerly sunlight to evoke happiness and the cold winterly colors of an overcast day with sadness.
Its perfectly ok to see it for what it is.