This website has been collecting dust for some time now so I thought I’d freshen up my feed with some new content. We’re living in strange times, with a large number of us in our homes for the majority of the day. In times like these, we should seek comfort in the things we love to watch or do; in my case this is film!
I’m the sort of person who enjoys collecting and interpreting data. At the same time, I am fascinated with how directors and cinematographers utilize light and color in their movies to elucidate a certain reaction or sensation from the audience. This led me to collect the following information:
Below are pie-charts, showing the six most dominant colors used in some of my favorite movies. I obtained these figures by downloading all the images in these films (as available on IMDB), and handpicking around 160 of these images to create a collage (see example below). I then fed this collage into a software (Palette Generator), which extracted a color palette based on the predominant colors in the image using a k-means algorithm. I have credited all the websites used to produce this work at the end of this post.
(Guess the movie?)
Without further adieu, this is what I obtained:
Part II coming soon!
- google chrome extension that quickly downloads selected images from a webpage
- generates a tightly packed collage of ~200 images
- creates a natural color palette from an image
- a brilliant example from the web showing similiar work