Base Colour Palettes

A simple review of colour recurring colour palettes in relation to the previous numbers identified in the script.

Gold Palette

Warm and inviting palette pulling all the tones towards yellow and earthy tones.

  • 1st Palette – Ingrid’s House
    • Opening shot
    • Higher contrast
  • 6th Palette – Cafe
    • Sepia style
    • Pushed greens to accommodate palette
  • 7th Palette – Cafe/Ingrid’s House
    • Exaggerated yellows for uncomfortable and unnatural cast
  • 12th Palette – Lindsay’s Apartment
    • Growing warmth as relationship progresses

Cold Palette

Blue and grey tones, slightly desaturated with details blacks to express coldness and depressive tone.

  • 4th Palette – Outside Office Block
    • Accommodate for Lindsay with tungsten light
  • 10th Palette – Train Station
    • Cold until passion ensues and dynamic node
  • 11th Palette – Corner Shop
  • 12th Palette – Ingrid’s House
    • Begin natural and increased coldness as relationship breaks
  • 13th Palette – Corner Shop
  • 15th Palette – Corner Shop
    • Palette slowly desaturates before introducing new palette

Soft Blue Palette

Brighter hues of blue to replicate daylight, fresher with white washing over the frame.

  • 2nd Palette – Ingrid’s Kitchen
    • Crisper
  • 3rd Palette – Ingrid’s Kitchen
    • Continued until becoming bleached out
  • 9th Palette – Ingrid’s Kitchen
    • TBC
  • 14th Palette – Ingrid’s Kitchen
  • 16th Palette – Ingrid’s Kitchen

Pink Passion Palette

Dynamic pink wash subtly introduced when passion between Leo and Lindsay takes place.

  • 5th Palette – Outside Office Block
  • 7th Palette – Cafe
    • As part of interchanging sequence
  • 8th Palette – Ingrid’s House
    • Version of this contrapuntal to graphic imagery

Other Palettes

  • 5th Palette – Outside Office Block
    • Dynamic blue to purple, and increased contrast
  • 15th Palette – Ingrid’s Kitchen
    • Burnt yellow/muddy colours, washed image with black definitions

The Palettes

Having broken down the entire script into six types of colour palette gives me a base grade to work on that can be adapted for each variation of the palette. Personally it really helps me to clarify what work I need to contribute from the project. I can now take this information to express how I will be manipulating the footage and how the colour relates to the film, along with providing a constant point of reference:

  • Gold
  • Cold
  • Soft Blue
  • Pink Passion
  • Dynamic Purple
  • Muddy 

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