Cinema and Colour

The Saturated Image

Author: Paul Coates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1349924474

Category: Color motion pictures

Page: 178

View: 5734

"A study of the use of color in film, and of the ways in which color has been theorized, both as a concept and specifically in terms of cinema. Paul Coates unpacks the use of color in a diverse range of films such as All that Heaven Allows, The Wizard of Oz, Three Colours and The Lives of Others, and many more"--

Cinema and Technology

Image, Sound, Colour

Author: Stephen Neale

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

View: 9416


Questions of Colour in Cinema

From Paintbrush to Pixel

Author: Wendy Everett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

View: 3397

Colour is one of the few remaining uncharted territories of film studies, and its centrality to the construction and reception of film narratives has only recently been recognised. After a century of widespread critical and theoretical neglect, colour is now poised to become a prime focus within film studies at all levels, and this book will constitute a key voice within this debate. In a series of wide-ranging critical essays, marked by authoritative and innovative perspectives, the volume explores the shifting technologies, theories, and practices of colour in cinema, highlighting the intricate relationship between technological, philosophical, and artistic concerns, and making a compelling case for colour as a dominant and complex signifier in filmic discourse. The essays are divided into three main sections exploring the historical and technical dimensions of colour, the aesthetics of colour, and the significance of colour in relation to broader issues of race, gender, and identity, and are interdisciplinary and transnational in their focus. They provide the reader with a clear understanding of the significance of colour, exploring new pathways and identifying discoveries still to be made.

Early Discourses on Colour and Cinema

Origins, Functions, Meanings

Author: Eirik Frisfold Hanssen

Publisher: Stockholm Universitet

ISBN: 9789185445455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 1141


Smart Cinema, DVD Add-Ons and New Audience Pleasures

Author: P. Brereton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 9213

Examining post-1990s Indie cinema alongside more mainstream films, Brereton explores the emergence of smart independent sensibility and how films break the classic linear narratives that have defined Hollywood and its alternative 'art' cinema. The work explores how bonus features on contemporary smart films speak to new generational audiences.

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Author: Annette Kuhn,Guy Westwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199587264

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

View: 3299

This volume covers all aspects of film studies, including critical terms, concepts, movements, national and international cinemas, film history, genres, organizations, practices, and key technical terms and concepts. It is an ideal reference for students and teachers of film studies and anyone with an interest in film studies and criticism.

Cinema and Semiotic

Peirce and Film Aesthetics, Narration, and Representation

Author: Johannes Ehrat

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080203912X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 682

View: 6990

Based on Peirce's "Semiotic and Pragmatism," Ehrat offers a novel approach to cinematic meaning in three central areas: narrative enunciation, cinematic world appropriation, and cinematic perception.

The Film Cultures Reader

Author: Graeme Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415252812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 524

View: 9176

The Film Cultures Reader brings together key writings on contemporary cinema by leading authors in cinema and cultural studies. It focuses on film as a social and cultural practice, and on the relationship between cinema and popular culture. The Reader is divided into six thematic sections: understanding film technology film Industries meanings and pleasures identities audiences consumption. The perfect companion to Film as Social Practics, key features of the Reader include the editor's introduction to each thematic section, the focus on contemporary popular cinema and a comprehensive bibliography and resource information.

Color and the Moving Image

History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive

Author: Simon Brown,Sarah Street,Liz Watkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 8049

This new AFI Film Reader is the first comprehensive collection of original essays on the use of color in film. Contributors from diverse film studies backgrounds consider the importance of color throughout the history of the medium, assessing not only the theoretical implications of color on the screen, but also the ways in which developments in cinematographic technologies transformed the aesthetics of color and the nature of film archiving and restoration. Color and the Moving Image includes new writing on key directors whose work is already associated with color—such as Hitchcock, Jarman and Sirk—as well as others whose use of color has not yet been explored in such detail—including Eric Rohmer and the Coen Brothers. This volume is an excellent resource for a variety of film studies courses and the global film archiving community at large.

Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838-1952

Author: Ray Zone

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172713

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 375

This is a comprehensive history of the stereoscopic motion picture. Ray Zone not only discusses technological innovation and its cultural context, but also examines the aesthetic aspects of stereoscopic cinema in its first century of production.

British Colour Cinema

Practices and Theories

Author: Simon Brown,Sarah Street,Elizabeth Watkins

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844574148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 9604

Created as a companion volume to a major history of colour in British Cinema (also by Sarah Street), British Colour Cinema is a book based on a series of unique interviews conducted by Sarah Street and Elizabeth I Watkins with practitioners who worked in the UK with Technicolor and/or Eastmancolor during the 1930s-1950s.

The Color Correction Handbook

Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321719743

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 3935

The colorist working in film and video is the individual responsible for breathing life into characters, bringing a mood into a scene, and making the final product polished and professional-looking. This craft is an art form that often takes years to perfect and many trial-and-error attempts at getting it right. Here to help both the newcomer and professional who needs to brush up on their skills is the first book to cover a wide variety of techniques that can be used by colorists, no matter what system they’re using. Whether you’re using a video editing package with a color correction tool built in (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro) of a dedicated application (Apple Color, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight, or DaVinci), this book covers it all. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image, to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations typically employed, you’ll find this highly organized book a solid reference that’s easy to navigate. The accompanying DVD contains footage as well as cross-platform exercises and project files for readers to experiment with. After reading the techniques, readers will learn to apply the methods that all of the color correction applications use, how to problem-solve and trouble-shoot, how to maximize the effectiveness of each tool that’s available, and they will discover how to creatively combine techniques and tools to accomplish the types of stylizations that colorists are often called upon to create. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema

Author: Glenn Kennel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240808741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

View: 3819

This book contains: * Brilliant 4-color illustrations that compliment the color science explanations * Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology * Descriptions of key issues and background on decisions that were made in the standardization process By Glenn Kennel, Glenn Kennel is VP/GM of Feature Film Services at Laser Pacific Media Corporation, a leading provider of a full range of post production services for television and feature film. Recently, he worked for the DLP Cinema group of Texas Instruments in a role that included technology and business development. Previously, in a twenty year career with Kodak, he led the development of the Cineon digital film scanners and laser recorders and the prototype HDTV telecine that became the Spirit Datacine. As a consultant, he helped DCI draft the technical specifications for digital cinema.-

Color and empathy

essays on two aspects of film

Author: Christine Brinckmann

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048523265

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

View: 6122

The collection of essays brings together texts from two decades, documenting two of the author's ongoing areas of interest: the poetics of colour in film as well as affective viewer responses. Employing a bottom-up approach as a basis for theoretical exploration, each of the essays concentrates on a particular film or a number of related films to come to terms with a set of issues. These include the differences between black-and-white and color works, the emergence of bold chromatic schemes in the 1950s, experimental aesthetics of color negative stock, idiosyncratic uses of colour, idiosyncratic uses of motor mimicry, genre-specific reactions to the documentary, and empathetic reactions to animals and to architecture in film.

The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz

Impossible Cartographies

Author: Michael Goddard

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 8799

Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget 'European' costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work—with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources—as a type of 'impossible' cinematic cartography, mapping real, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and crossing between different cultural contexts, aesthetic strategies, and technical media. It argues that across the different phases of Ruiz's work identified, there are key continuities such as the invention of singular cinematic images and the interrogation of their possible and impossible combinations.


Author: Daniel Frampton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850107

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 1848

Filmosophy is a provocative new manifesto for a radically philosophical way of understanding cinema. It coalesces twentieth-century ideas of film as thought (from Hugo Münsterberg to Gilles Deleuze) into a practical theory of "film-thinking," arguing that film style conveys poetic ideas through a constant dramatic "intent" about the characters, spaces, and events of film. Discussing contemporary filmmakers such as Béla Tarr and the Dardenne brothers, this timely contribution to the study of film and philosophy will provoke debate among audiences and filmmakers alike. FILMOSOPHY ® is a registered U.S. trademark owned by Valentin Stoilov ( for educational services in the field of motion picture history theory and production. Mr. Stoilov is not the source or origin of this book and has not sponsored or endorsed it or its author.

Chromatic Modernity

Color, Cinema, and Media of the 1920s

Author: Sarah Street,Joshua Yumibe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231179836

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 4885

"In Chromatic Modernity, Sarah Street and Joshua Yumibe provide a fascinating history of the use of color in film and consumer goods during the 1920s. They contextualize color's role in film, other art forms, and consumer culture to produce a comprehensive, comparative study that situates color cinema firmly within the culture of its time. With advances in technology, the use of color surged internationally and was applied to consumer goods, buildings, magazines, neon advertisements, and theatrical performances creating an exciting, chromatically rich visual culture. The use of color was not without its controversies, and the authors examine the intense debates during this period about color and its artistic, scientific, philosophical, and educational significance. Drawing on archives in the history of film, popular culture, and advertising, the authors consider such topics as the rise of the 'color consultant,' the gendered nature of color, ideas of color psychology and consciousness in advertising and fashion, the standardization and experimentation of color in popular and avant-garde film, and how the rise of sound in cinema changed the use of color in film. Ultimately, the authors argue that this expansion of color across the international media environment demonstrates the extent to which it was forging new ways of looking at and experiencing the modern world"

Movies and Methods

An Anthology

Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520054097

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 753

View: 9379

Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene

The Cinema of Michael Mann

Vice and Vindication

Author: Jonathan Rayner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 7075

Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable visual style and yet integrated within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Since his beginnings as a screenwriter in the 1970s, Mann has become a key figure within contemporary American popular culture as writer, director, and producer for film and television. This volume offers a detailed study of Mann's feature films, from The Jericho Mile (1979) to Public Enemies (2009), with consideration also being given to parallels in the production, style, and characterization in his television work. It explores Mann's relationship with classical genres, his thematic concentration on issues of morality and masculinity, his film adaptations from literature, and the development and significance of his trademark visual style within modern American cinema.

Digital Imaging in Popular Cinema

Author: Lisa Purse

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748675620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 6394

Explores how film analysis can take account of the presence of digital images in cinema. Not just for digital effects enthusiasts, this book is essential for anyone interested in how to approach film critically: it is a toolbox for contemporary film analy