Let me introduce you to ‘The Colors of Motion’. You will thank me.
Have you seen a movie that took your breath away? Have you ever wondered if there is way to visualise the range of moods throughout an entire cinematic experience through science and colours?
‘The Colors of Motion’ shows you the entire colour scheme of a movie through a complex algorithm that runs visual processing throughout the film. The result of this experiment is this great website. It offers you a range of films and presents a comprehensive colour map of each, where you can scroll through colour bars (or squares) with time stamp and HEX colour codes. You can also see the film frame the colours were processed from.
It is quite interesting to see a whole cinematic feature laid out in such an abstract but also very exact way. You can follow through the full range of moods and environments throughout the movie, translated to colours. Scrolling though the colour range of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ made me actually recall the exact scenes associated with the colour scheme.
I would encourage you to take a look. There is a range of movies there already from different eras and different genres. The site is incredibly well designed and easy to use. A couple of clicks and you can look at some iconic movies in an entirely new way.
They are accepting suggestions of which movie to add to this collection. I have a couple of ideas. You should have too!