Lecture 5 - Color Function & Compostion

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 Structuring Color To use color for clarifying and intensifying a media event. Can be done by following three functions: Color has three functions: Informational Compositional Expressive Color tells us more about an event that we would know without color. Colors make events more realistic and give us specific information about conditions (distinguish the green car from the yellow car, the red wire from the blue wire). Colors help us distinguish among objects and establish an easy-to-read code. The informational function of color is useless when using black and white. Color harmony, or colors that go together, are a secondary concern to TV and film practitioners. The main objective of the informational function of color is clarity – be clear about what the colors you use are transmitting. 300 – In this clip, the colors are low in energy for the most part. The color of the sky is especially interesting, and may signify the message of doom that the Persian brings to Sparta or the impending demise of the Persian messenger party. Also interesting to note is the colors of the two men’s clothes, and what that may signify about each culture – Red of blood for Sparta indicating a warlike culture, Gold of royalty for the Persian indicating domination and power. Color symbolism Color has been used for many years to symbolize events, beliefs, and behavior. Color associations are learned differently depending on individual upbringing and culture....
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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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