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"Science of colour" - advance and recede (1 reply and 1 comment)

Max A.
2 months ago
Max A. 2 months ago

Hello Mr. Deakins, I'm here again to ask you some "impressions" about a thing that I've discovered today (sorry for my ignorance).
As for me, you are the strongest staple, I would ask you what do you think and your point of view about this and if you use this kind of "mindset" when you think about light and colors.

In the last two days, I'm trying to explore some works of Mr. Ed Lachman, and trying to understand his (creative and technical) point of view around a movie.
During an interview that I'm watching right now, he's mention something about the color depth that made me curious. He talks about how colors can give a sense of depth related to their hue and also saturation (he talks more generally about cold and warm) and he says that he learned this in painting.

So since I'm curious I've tried to search around this thing and found this article:
https://sites.google.com/site/scienceofcolour/how-colors-advance-and-recede-in-art»

I think it is interesting and I would like to ask you if is something that you ever considered when you think (and prepare) a light pattern for a scene or you always act with instinct related to the mood that a scene (and a whole movie) gives you?

You are truly a master and a legend, your talent and brilliance are known around the world and are subject of study for new and old generations, you deserved all the things you've had and have.
Me, I've never understood if I ever had some talent, so I like to study and know how I can better grow in my path to every day feel less inappropriate and compensate for my (probable) lack of talent.

As you often say Technical aspect is important when becoming our second nature, and we don't have to focus too much on 'how' but better on 'why', can this aspect of color "science" be considered, for you, a technical aspect to transform in our second nature when we think about colors in a scene?

I hope this post is pertinent and if it does not allow insert any external link I'm sorry.
As usual, I want to thank you very much for your patience and your time Mr. Deakins.

I wish you a peaceful day.
Max.

 

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

I studied color whilst at art college, the paintings of Frank Stella and Eduardo Paolozzi etc., but, though using color to create depth and separation is definitely part of the process, I can't say I consider 'the science' whilst I am shooting.

Max A.
2 months ago

Thank you very much for your answer Mr.Deakins! Thank you for giving me your time.

I wish you a peaceful day.
Max.

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