Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange – Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness

After reading this article on colour grading in movies a couple of months ago, all I could notice from that point on was how right he is – it’s an epidemic. Some movies do it more than others, but it seems like it’s nearly all there in some way or form. Worth a read to understand what and why. Please don’t do this in your photos either.

Some examples of this occurring in movie posters: http://www.slashfilm.com/orangeblue-contrast-in-movie-posters/

“You see, flesh tones exist mostly in the orange range and when you look to the opposite end of the color wheel from that, where does one land?  Why looky here, we have our old friend Mr. Teal.  And anyone who has ever taken color theory 101 knows that if you take two complementary colors and put them next to each other, they will “pop”, and sometimes even vibrate.  So, since people (flesh-tones) exist in almost every frame of every movie ever made, what could be better than applying complementary color theory to make people seem to “pop” from the background.  I mean, people are really important, aren’t they?”

Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange – Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness

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