11.15.2007

Painting the Town


Painting continues.....I need to add some details, maybe a no parking sign, some beads and litter in the gutter, not to mention the puddles (the plan? pool some bright green paint in spots, chromakey out the green, mirror the clip upside down and layer it behind).....

5 comments:

Darkstrider said...

I'm having a hard time "seeing" it all as a unified whole because of all the wildly different colors and tonal values.

Many photographers/cinematographers hate shooting the real world unmodified for this very reason.... especially in today's commercial environment clashing colors create a cacaphony of eye-catching graphics.

In most "art directed" films color schemes are carefully orchestrated to be pleasing to the eye and also make it easy to "see" a set in a glance. Harsh contrasts make that very difficult.

Von Sternberg (maybe I've mentioned him before?) disliked shooting in color unless he had absolute control over set decoration, because of this.

I like to get way back as I'm creating/painting a set and squint hard at it, looking only for contrasts in terms of light/dark areas and clashing colors, to make sure it all reads clearly.

UbaTuber said...

OK....I posted two comments earlier, but theyve vanished into the ether.....HATE when that happens, especially considering how damn long it takes me to organize and write my thoughts out.......ugh....
Anyways, the gist was, yes, I agree, the colors are sort of grating on me too, possibly too high-chroma, whole thing needs to be 'muddied up' and farkled.....
I did a quickie lighting test, dropped a light behind, causing an interesting glow on the purple section.....nice....I've got more to do, but I think it'll work.....I think.....
Quickie Lighting Test

Darkstrider said...

Wow, it looks a lot better in that lighting! Maybe just the purple building could be farkled a bit. Don't remember seeing many (any?) purple buildings!

Shelley Noble said...

Jeffery Amadone Roche! That frickin' light test looks AMAZING!!! I can't get over how great it looks.

The alley really does make it feel as thought there's a whole city built, wow. Perfect mood.

And the brightness of the color gets toned down perfectly with your skills.

I was thinking you were going to paint strategic dilute glue in all the edges and corners, throwing sandy dirt from your backyard on there to dry in and then finish the whole set by washing it all down with "bug juice" (dilute brown/black dye) to patina with age and city grime.

UbaTuber said...

We've got a couple purple buildings, some purple houses with purple roofs, theres even a purple car and a purple store :)

Shelley, bug juice! Yes! and dirt is coming too....this alley is entirely too clean to be Nola @ Mardi Gras time.....