Sunday, March 30, 2008
Colors from traditional media
I just found out for myself why Pixar likes using traditional media for their film color planning..... (other than their artists are awesome?) while I am making my 2 minute film. This is just a guess, but...
Colors on computer generated palette is harder to be certain whether they work on all screens in different theatres and NTCS setting, if you don't know what you are doing, you can end up picking colors that are too bright and saturated for the screen.
Projectors love to brighten up your colors.... or make it more dull more green, whatever, it never looks right, that's why NTCS is also "Never the Correct colors."
(Still remember how mad I was when I saw my pictures looking completely wrong in classroom projectors.)
But I noticed when I pick colors from regular photograph and my traditional media pieces, even my brightest colors are slightly more dull than the brightest photoshop offers.
Natural traditional media is more dull in colors (more natural) than default computer generated colors.
Picking colors from my traditionally done pieces actually saved me sometime, I spend less time worrying about my colors on screen when I have the support of traditional media.
It's not the only way to do things, but most certainly one of the good ways.
Just a thought...