Exercise 6: Color

Part A: In the above image, how is color used to help create emphasis and direct the viewer’s eye? What mood or emotion is conveyed? What kind of colors are used (similar, contrasting, complementary?)
Part B: Looking at the frame from one of your favorite films, notice how color influences the emotional impact of the scene.
  • With color pencils, pastels, crayons or markers on paper, create a version of this frame using different colors.
  • How does this change the meaning of the scene?
Part C: Return to your story spine from the previous lesson. For each beat, compose an image that directs the viewer’s eye, conveys meaning, expresses emotion, and supports your story point. This is where your understanding of visual language can start to shine through!