What could possibly influence our emotions in front of a movie or a photograph? The Color. It is through a short video that Lilly Mtz-Seara experiments color psychology and how the audience reactions are determined by the artistic directors of the film productions.
Our emotions are “manipulated” by the color associated with the scene shown on the screen and this concept applies equally to the photography field.
No long speeches or complex explanation, Lilly Mtz-Seara tries here to makes us realize how much our unconscious is influencing our emotions. To highlight the research done on the theory of color psychology, she selected scenes from films she arranged according to major themes. What we see through the video, is that the color range of each scene assigned to a word is invariably the same.
The work done on the color and lighting is what will determine our emotions while watching the movie screen, television or computer screens. Thereby innocence, sweetness and femininity range from a pink pastel to flashy shades, while violence and passion come together in shades of dark red. Sociability is found in neutral colors like taupe and orange, madness and insecurity through a harsh light color and yellow, the destruction in translated into a “neon” green, isolation characterized by a blue filter, fantasy and eroticism in purple and the list continues .
These colors are also found in photography as the theme exploited in the work of the artist with the ambiance and the emotion he wants to convey through his photographs.
This video provides a thought on how we react to colors themes and our emotional relationship to them: what are the colors that come into play in a social environment and on our own reactions? You can now try to apply color psychology daily and behind your camera of course.
In addition to simply expose a theory that can be complex psychologicaly and sociologicaly speaking, Lilly Mtz-Seara tests your knowledge about classic films by adding a list of movie clips used in her video, one more reason to look at it!
iLHPis always on the look out to bring the best and exclusive content as you already know. We’ve interviewed lately the Zeiss managers at PhotoPlus Expo in New York. But our purpose is also to promote the work of great photographers, amateurs and professionals in different fields like fashion, macro, wildlife and architecture but this time is a little bit more exclusive and rare. iLHPmet with Alex Pixelle, a professional photographer in the very exclusive industry of film making and TV shows! Her style is obviously outstanding. Alex was kind enough to make herself available in her very busy schedule and meet with us around a cup of coffee to talk about her photography world.
“To me photographing an actor/artist, is above all, bringing the best out of him/her and sublimate their charisma. The complete opposite of the craziness of the paparazzi. You have to respect them. It is pro to pro relationship, that is how they accept you.”
iLHP: Hi Alex, we’re very happy and honored to have you here at iLHP. Photography and videography (movies) are sometimes very close together, however this is the first time we interview a movie and TV set photographer. Can tell us more about you?
Alex: I’m 27 years old. I come from the center of France, the region of the castles (les chateaux de la Loire). I always wanted to be a photographer since I was a teenager, but people tried to discourage me, saying it was not a “real job”. I thought that you have to do what you like, what you are passionate about in life, to accomplish your dreams, so I thought I should work hard on this!
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