Recognizing Composition

We have spent a lot of time talking about how rules of composition have evolved from portraiture and painting to photography.  Let's continue past that and see how the same rules manage to translate over to film. We will lok at a few directors and how they use their own visual style as their signatures.  … Continue reading Recognizing Composition


Accidental Renaissance

 For storytelling to be considered great, one of the all-time best writers, Stephen King, says the story must contain two things: drama and empathy.  The same is true of photographs.     When photography first came into existence, it was viewed as a tool and not as art. This quickly changed when people realized that … Continue reading Accidental Renaissance

Using Color for Mood

Ever heard the term "rose colored glasses"? Definition of rose-colored glasses : favorably disposed opinions : optimistic eyes views the world through rose-colored glasses But we can also use this color in animation and photography to denote naiveté, innocence, or love. The beginning of UP establishes itself with a pink filter until almost … Continue reading Using Color for Mood