The Color’s Journey
A Taxonomy of Movie Colors for Studying the Origin, Transformation, and Composition of Color Elements
Film images have always been complex compositions of a multitude of color elements. However, with the digitalization of movie production, the complexity of color compositions, and the number of color elements coming from different sources, as well as their transformation during the creation process, has increased enormously.
To account for this evolution in visual aesthetics and storytelling, a taxonomy for the analysis of color in film is proposed in the context of the different stages of the production process and their specific dimensions.