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There are three distinct functions color stands to serve to clarify or intensify an event: Informational, Compositional, and Expressive. The informational function of color provides details that would be otherwise unknown without color. The compositional function of color is used to define specific screen areas, emphasizing some areas and de-emphasizing others. The last principle function of color, the expressive function, is used to gain an aesthetic edge in expressing the feeling of an event. The clip of media that I chose to demonstrate an expressive and informational function of color is this scene from the matrix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFxos6tz-
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Unformatted text preview: o&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL4639773BE17FF1EE All of the scenes that take place inside of "the matrix" in this movie have a green tint to the shot, as if being displayed through a computer monitor. On the other hand, the shots that take place in "the real world" have no color tint to them. This serves as an informational function of color by clarifying for the audience when they are in the matrix and an expressive function establishing the mood behind the situation. The informational function of color found in this film is such a great example because It is something that can be subconsciously picked up throughout the entire movie....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course RTV 3001 taught by Professor Sharuti during the Spring '12 term at FSU.

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