Hey guys. Currently writing my dissertation for my university degree. I'm writing on the topic of colour in film and to what extent it evokes emotions in the audience. I have discussed a lot to do with both cinematography and production design, mainly the importance of the collaboration between the two roles. A large majority of my essay is currently discussing modern black and white cinema too. I have a few questions relating to my main question. Would be highly appreciate if I could get some answers/opinions on the topic from some of the DOPs in the group. Would love to hear examples of your actual work as well. Thanks in advance.
To what extent does the use of colour in film evoke specific emotions in the audience?
What would be your main reason for choosing to shoot a film in black and white?
In what ways would you work differently in creating specific emotions, how do these differ to shooting for colour?
How did you direct the audience to a certain part of the frame without the use of colour?
In regards to the colour films you have shot, did you work with any kind of colour harmonies in mind when shooting the films?
- How closely do you work with the production designer in creating a specific feeling/mood throughout a production?
If there is anything else you would like to add please do include it in your answer. Thanks!