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bjornwilde ([personal profile] bjornwilde) wrote in [community profile] ways_back_room2017-06-12 06:06 am
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Monday DE: Color theory

 Good morning and welcome to another week. Got any challenges you're going to crush this week?

As for today's topic, let's talk color and it's use. How is your canon's color palette? Is it bright or is it desaturated like a Snyder film? Do specific colors have meanings within canon? How about the use of color in meta-canon? Feel free to add any details I didn't think of in my questions.
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[personal profile] mightbeagoodone 2017-06-12 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherlock's canon is reality-based so the colors tend not to be manipulated much, aside from color choice. That's on the darker side of the color wheel, but that has a lot to do with the location. You're not going to find bright pink and turquoise in London very often, without it making a statement ... like the pink-clad journalist in 'A Study in Pink.'

Steve's world is a comics-based one, so the colors, at least for heroes and villains, tend to be primary colors or colors that are available for comics printing. Colors of the world around them tend to be heightened a bit, to keep the heroes' uniforms from looking too garish. I have a vague thought that the colors of Steve's uniform in particular reflect the role Captain America plays in the story, but I need to think about that more in order to articulate it.

Dirk Gently's world is kind of ... magic realism, maybe? Weird shit happens, we're not quite sure why? So the weirdness of the plot is grounded in the setting, which is real-world colors, mostly green. (The series is ostensibly set in Seattle; I believe it's actually filmed in Vancouver. Both are the same kind of zone, and of course I can't remember the name of it at the moment. Temperate rain forest? Something like that.)

Furiosa's world is sunbaked and dried out, all browns and reds and a blue, blue sky. That makes when you see green for the first time an enormous shock. The arc words of Fury Road are "Who killed the world?" and you can see it struggling not to die all around. (God, I love this movie. I need to watch it again soon.)

There's a character I'm thinking of apping whose canon uses color symbolism in nearly every scene. It's fascinating to watch the analysis videos about it.