How Has Post-Produced Colour Evolved As A Narrative Device In The Film Industry?
A dissertation by
As a craft editor and colourist the connection between colour and storytelling has
always been very interesting to me. Throughout the course of this dissertation I
intend to find out what role colour has played in storytelling since it’s introduction to
cinema, through to it’s role today. Before starting this I will identify what effects
colours have on the audience through online research in order to gain better
understanding on the subject.
Once this knowledge of colour is established I will be able to systematically analyse
films ranging from the start of cinema to present day, highlighting how colour has
been used to affect the audience. I will analyse films that utilise a specific method of
colouring for each chapter in order to establish a clear timeline for each. Separating
each chapter by colouring application will allow me to be more concise in my
analysis. Having these clear timelines allows for a conclusion to be drawn more
easily from them.