B&W with color
Posted 18 May 2006 - 02:20 PM
Shooting the project in color is, of course, an option, and I suspect that subtracting color would be easier than adding it. However, for the time being I'm just curious about selective colorization for moving B&W images. I've done this for still photographs using Photoshop, but have no idea how it's done for moving images. Thanks in advance for any replies.
Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:24 AM
Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:38 AM
It makes a significant difference to how you go about this colour/black & white stuff. Also, if you are going fim all the way, do you have budget/resources for a Digital Intermediate process, or just photochemical?
Posted 25 May 2006 - 01:24 AM
It is possible> when I was younger and had no money for presents I once scanned an old 1950s photo of my grandparents, took it into photoshop and colorized it using the same technique. It came out looking like a norman rockwell, but in truth that was the look I was going for. I am sure you can make the colors more realistic, but I dont know how close you can come to perfection.
I assume shooting color neg and desaturating is out of your budget?
use photoshop and a digicamera to test this. the main thing is the rotoscoping. Chocolate would be very difficult, as there are no hard defined edges. If you are worried about it looking like blood, why not just have a few insert shots of the chocolate bottles to remind your viewers whats going on.
Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:40 AM
I'd also like to hear of any examples of recent films that added color to B&W images. I remember hearing about a recent project that did this, but haven't been able to track down the film.
Off the top of my head - ummm, hmmm oh yeh Smallville and Schindlers List
ummm... i cant remember if full color came in or it was just toning/straight switching from monotone to cloro but have a look at Avalon also