Colour in Film and Photography:

By: Olivia Garcia and Katelyn De Melo

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)


Many people don't know this but The Wizard Of Oz is black and white/sepia
for some of the film, and the other part of the film is filmed in colour.

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During the movie, when the setting is in Kansas City is it in sepia/ black and white.

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As soon as Dorothy enters "Oz" everything is in colour.

Impact on colour:


While in Kansas the producers thought that it would be right to make the film in sepia/ black and white
because they wanted to give their viewers a shock when as soon as Dorothy enters the magical world
of "Oz" everything has a burst of colour.

Mood:


When the colour first appears in the movie, it gives off a happy mood. They use bright colours to evoke
the viewers eyes make them more interested in the movie. It's a big difference from when the movie is in
sepia/black and white. The only times in the movie where the colour is not bright is during the "boring" parts
people have said. As soon as Dorothy arrives in The Land Of Oz everything turns into colour because
it is supposed to represent a fairy tale sort of land.

Black and White:


In the beginning of film movies and animated cartoons were first done in black and white instead of colour.
The time that the most films switched from black and white to colour was between 1930-1960.
Some studios had the capability of making colour films but the technicolour process was expensive and difficult
to do. In the time period of black and white films, the films that were mostly made in colour was historical films
and musicals. For the years 1940-1966 there was a seperate Academy Award For Best Art Direction given to
black and white films.

Andy Warhol:
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Andy Warhol is a well known artist, not only for the weird things he has done but for his artistic ability. He uses colours in ways the accentuate different features of the persons face. For example he paints Marilyn Monroe's face four different times and each of the times used different colours when emphasizes aspects of her face. He has done this with many celebrities and well known people. Using all these colours catches peoples attention, which is why people love his work. Although he is no longer around his technique become so popular and has shaped art to what is is today.


CAMERA ANGLES:

BIRDS EYE VIEW
POINT OF VIEW
LOW ANGLE
WORM'S EYE VIEW
NEUTRAL SHOT
SLANTED ANGLE
EYE LEVEL
HIGH ANGLE
BOOM SHOT
AMERICAN SHOT

SHOT LENGTHS:


CLOSE UP
EXTREME CLOSE UP
EXTREME LONG SHOT
MEDIUM SHOT
LOW ANGLE
HIGH ANGLE

TYPES OF LIGHTING:


TASK LIGHTING
ACCENT LIGHTING
DOWN LIGHTING
UP LIGHTING
TRACK LIGHTING
RECESSED LIGHTING
FLOOD LIGHTS
BEACON LIGHTS
SECURITY LIGHTS