This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Color Vs Black And White Study

1532 words - 7 pages

HUM/150 Team B
Week 3 Learning Team Assignment
Color-vs-Black and White Study
Spider-Man 2 and The Maltese Falcon

Introduction

Our assignment this week was to compare the effects of color versus black-and-white in films. Learning Team B selected Spider-Man 2 as the color film, and The Maltese Falcon as the black-and-white film.

While referencing the influence of color and black-and-white imagery, we will examine the following topics:

How color or black-and-white…
• Contributed to the expression of each film
• Influenced the atmosphere of the films
• Affected characterization
• Provided transitional changes
• Helped mirror the director’s intent

Expression
...view middle of the document...

Atmosphere In the Maltese Falcon:
The setting was mostly indoor, typical for the actual time period the movie was made hotel rooms, PI office, and Sam Spade’s small efficiency apartment.
Outdoor light filtering in for neutral scenes, more harsh direct light and more use of shadowing for action and confrontational scenes.
Sounds were primarily occasional background noises, phones ringing, and sound effects of different actions from the characters
The special effects were primarily very good use of shadowing to create moods surrounding different scenes for a desired effect.
The music was intense to provide the necessary air of tension when something was about to happen or be revealed.
The characters were dishonest and suspicious of one another with constant reveals to cause further distrust. The overall effect and atmosphere created was “shady” which is the direction the audience was supposed to be lead.

Spider-Man 2
The city was very metropolitan, with occasions of very intense coloring to accomplish a comic book effect, especially for the superhero and villain.
Sounds were exaggerated to spike the action and tension taking place on screen. There were many uses of brightly colored explosions, chases, altercations with destruction of large structures; all had very good accompanying sound effects.
Special effects included extensive computer generated imagery (CGI) as part of the human characters, their actions and abilities, as well as the settings, scenery, and action series.
Music soundtrack was a combination of various artists’ songs and music that are compatible in content and tempo to the action taking place on screen. This was interspersed with orchestral arrangements that heightened the tension for the major action scenes giving it a sense of chaos, anxiety and urgency.
The characters personalities and personal agendas were revealed and adjusted with the events of the plot. The overall atmosphere created was one of mystery, adventure, action, and the struggle between good and evil.

Characterization
Maltese Falcon
The film used shadowing provided by location, clothing, and external lighting to dictate the type of character. Sam Spade was often shown in a high-contrast light, with deep shadowing on his face while the female characters were presented in even light with no facial shadowing, implying an innocent and helpless character. The female characters were also dressed in lighter clothing while the men all were dressed in dark suits.

Spider-Man 2
Being a film based on a comic book character, color plays a vital role in characterization. The film utilized dull and muted tones when showing the office of the Daily Bugle, this gives us the impression of an unexciting and dreary work environment. The main character of the film, Spider-Man, dons his standard red, white, and blue costume; this supports the illusion of the great American hero. When Spider-Man’s nemesis, Doc Ock is in a scene, the colors...

Other Papers Like Color vs Black and White Study

Black and White Essay

991 words - 4 pages terrorismo, el amor y la justicia. Argumento Callum McGregor es un Cero, un ciudadano de segunda clase – un blanco. Sephy Hadley es una Cruz, la hija de uno de los hombres más poderosos del país – una chica de color. La madre de Callum trabaja en la villa de los Hadley, de manera que Callum y Sephy crecen juntos. Las dos madres mantienen una relación cordial, casi de amistad, hasta el día en que pierde su trabajo y con ello la posibilidad

Black Identity In The Us Essay

844 words - 4 pages is being seen in a whole new light” is a commentary by Yolanda Young from US Today 2009. Young is herself “a woman the color of black coffee” (Page 2 line 6-7) and she finds the struggle of being black not so tough anymore because Michelle Obama a black women who looks just like Young is living in the White House and is married to the most powerful man in the world Barack Obama. Psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark provided an experiment in 1954

Human Behavior

1667 words - 7 pages the sample objects might affect a subject’s response to the color of that object. With all these issues, it is not surprising that the field of color psychology has reported a mass of often conflicting results [4]. In the study entitled “Paper Color May Have an Effect on Student Performance” (2009) by David R. Fordham, Professor, David C. Hayes, Assistant Professor of James Madison University stated that, students with white and yellow colored

Cilvil Rights

556 words - 3 pages the black community itself, especially the members of the middle class who viewed the motives of Garvey with skepticism as in the past such movements had been used for selfish goals (Cronon, 1955). The black community faced a lot of segregation from the white community who viewed them as lesser humans and did not, therefore, want to mix with them. Even in public schools, black children were unwanted. In 1954, for example, the ruling in Brown

Untitled

1563 words - 7 pages same race as their victims, one 1994 study of local TV newscasts in Chicago found that the majority of perpetrators portrayed in the news were black or persons of color, while the majority of victims shown were white." (154). This leads one to maybe see a causal effect of the wide-spread panic about black males being criminals that need to be feared and bewared whenever they are come into contact with. They also sited a different study that "found

Colors and Our Personalities. My first formal essay for English 111. Type: Expemplification. Explains how the colors we choose to wear reflect our personalities

566 words - 3 pages -shirt would be more reserved and wouldn't want to be the center of attention.Out of curiousity, I posted a poll on my website asking males the color of bra they would most like to see on an attractive woman. Out of the colors black, white, and red, sixty-five percent voted that they would rather see an attractive woman wearing a black bra. This is yet another example of how color affects our emotions. Black is a mysterious, sexual color

Color Wheel Theory

1303 words - 6 pages brightness and is measured on a scale from one to 10, with the blackest beginning at one. • “Tint” refers to any color when being mixed with white. • “Shade” refers to mixing of any color with black. • “Tone” refers to mixing of any color with gray. Explanation: As the name implies, the color wheel is a continuous wheel of color. Basic color theory involves naming the primary and secondary colors and identifying them on the color

Global Flashlight Market Forecast & Analysis 2015 – 2022: Aarkstore.Com

3416 words - 14 pages 1.5.4. Cordless, Water-Proof, Explosion-Proof Miners Headlamp 1.6.1. Chromaticity Limits for NVIS Colors, NVIS White and NVIS Blue 1.6.2. NVIS Response Curves 1.6.3. NVIS Colors Allowed in a “Class A” Cockpit 1.6.4. NVIS Colors: Type I Class B 1.6.5. NVIS Green A Flip Filter Hood for Flashlight 2.1.1. Global Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs. Standard (Value Basis, $Million) 2.1.2. Global Flashlight Market Forecast, Rechargeable vs

Business Etiquite

1387 words - 6 pages 108.7 million employed people, 13.2% are disabled.  68% of employable people with disabilities are unemployed. Why? “It’s 2050 . . . What does your work force look like?”  About 1 in 5 Americans will be an immigrant; 1 in 3 children will be an immigrant or have immigrant parents.  No racial majority (Latinos will be 30%, Black = 13%, Asian = 9%, White =47%)  Pressure on working parents – many will be taking care of both kids and aging

Brown Vs Board Of Education

1236 words - 5 pages longer have separate restrooms and water fountains, this was the case that truly destroyed the saying separate but equal, Brown vs. Board of education truly made everyone equal. The case started in Topeka, Kansas, a black third-grader named Linda Brown had to walk one mile through a railroad switchyard to get to her black elementary school, even though a white elementary school was only seven blocks away. Linda's father, Oliver Brown, tried to

Art History

672 words - 3 pages . Turner Rain, Steam and Speed Used atmospheric perspective Talks about Industrial Revolution COLOR AND MEANING Fig. 133 Nikolai Buglaj Racing Sideways 13 racers all tied in lead skin changes from white to black from left to white as their uniforms change from black to white color value scale but also cultural value scale all runners running at same space but not getting ahead, this is show theres no progress in racial acceptance

Related Essays

Black And White Essay

683 words - 3 pages Black and White The 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith represented a challenge of the social constructs that had defined the racial identity of many white southerners. This identity had been exclusively synonymous with a higher quality of employment, housing, and education. The movement embodied in Meredith’s efforts to obtain one of those privileges was well documented by the national media as one

Black And White Essay

1434 words - 6 pages I can relate to that occurring in any of my classrooms. Then again, I am very naïve and if it did occur, I hardly noticed it at all. I lived in a part of town where whites were dominating. In fact, I can only remember three or four black families living in our neighborhood and they all had beautiful, enormous houses and played with the white children as if there were no differences. This was the way in which this young girl perceived life. But

Seeing More Than Black And White

1914 words - 8 pages Critical Reaction to Readings for Week 4 October 1, 2013: I am writing my critical reaction journal based on my readings in regards to a two writings titled, “Seeing More Than Black and White” by Elizabeth Martinez (1998) in “Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology,” [edited by] Margaret L Andersen; Patricia Hill Collins, 2013, (8th Edition ed., pp. 85-90) and “Color-Blind Privilege” by Charles A. Gallagher (2003) in “Race, Class, and Gender: An

Black And White As The Symbols Of Civilization And Savagery In Heart Of Darkness

1972 words - 8 pages Black and White as the Symbols of Civilization and Savagery in Heart of Darkness Wide varieties of literary techniques are used throughout Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. One predominant method of his storytelling is his use of black and white symbolism. These symbols are commonly used in literature, and have held some specific symbolic meanings for hundreds of years. White commonly symbolizes good, while black symbolizes evil. As