This'n here's a color script, which plans out the colors to be used throughout the film. Filmmakers are inherently manipulators, trying to sway the audience's emotions with any tools at their disposal (sound, visuals, ...smell?). I chose to make color a factor in my film, using it to heighten suspense. The colors start off more muted, gradually turning more intense as the suspense of the short builds.
Hopefully I'll be able to post the final project for everyone soon. Keep watchin!
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This was a great project, and I'm really happy to have worked on it. Working at/with Nickelodeon was a real treat. I got to work with a really talented composer, Mike Tavera, all the great people at Encore Hollywood that helped do color correction, and the sound effects/mixing guys at Salami Studios. I was talking about my color choices with a sound engineer at Salami, and he gave me a really cool idea about using sound the same as you can use color to manipulate your audience.
He cited Pulp Fiction. Take this clip here (start watching it at about 13 minutes):
Jackson and Travolta's voice echo, and there are traces of outside sounds (cars, phones, etc.). He called this "sound design with a lot of space", since it included a lot of things outside of the main action. But around 14:26, when they enter the apartment, the sound design of the film dramatically changes, and the audience FEELS this, viscerally. The sound is now blunted, and all outside sounds are eliminated. It's referred to as "virtual silence". This makes sounds seemingly amplified, like the food wrapper of the guy on the couch, making the audience more self aware, and adding to the overall drama of the scene. We focus on the here, the now, and the small details, like when we're on an adrenaline rush. Very effective, indeed.
Granted, it's probably not felt half as much on shitty computer speakers as opposed to sitting in a movie theatre, but the point still stands.
Sorry for all the words. More artwork to come real soon.