09-20-02, 02:43 PM
How do they make movies look so polished and colorful?
If you watch some outtakes or deleted scenes of a movie, the picture is dull and barely audible.
All the films use fake colour and lighting. Why?
When you see the on set thingys, its really sunny and all different to the actual film
This thread has so much potential. Come on people. A serious movie thread here!
09-22-02, 12:13 PM
at a place called Sciforums I don't think many people would know how to make movies...my fault for posting it
But its good for discussing it. I know nothing about making movies, but I have a keen eye for detail and notice things that not many people can see:)
The type of filter's used by professional movie cameras are designed with a few things in mind. For one, the colours of a regular camera take in a lot of sunlight. This is detrimental to a movie because the director wants to be able to control the light of the scene. Why? Because the light helps to control the mood. Before a movie begins being shot the director of photography (or cinematographer) and the director will get together with the story board artists and decide how each scene should look. This includes deciding the filters on the cameras because the filters will affect the mood. If something doesn't turn out right now adays, they're also capable of editing post-shooting.
Good info there. Nice one
But many films use this, I'm gonna use Saving Private Ryan as an example. I know the mood of the film is supposed to be dark, but I think it looks too fake. Its probably to make the soldiers look more scared or just to add to the atmosphere. But I still think it looks too fake. Its noticable from a mile off
DeSeRt RaT UK
09-22-02, 02:16 PM
The effect used in Saving Private Ryan (and Band of Brothers) is supposed to be noticed. It showed the dullness of war. Also it gives the impression of age, kind of the difference between black and white to colour.
Excuse me? War, dull. Two words that should not be put near each other.
These things are supposed to be realsitic, yet they do the whole lighting thing. I still say it looks phoney