Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I was out with a friend tonight talking about our various creative projects, and my friend asked me why I chose to animate Debris in black and white. Honestly, it was mostly because color is one more (complicated) step in the production process, and I wanted to make a film I could realistically finish. I'm using color to embellish certain props, but other than that I'm sticking strictly to b/w.
Then it occurred to me - the theme of the film has become "people on autopilot." Everyone goes around a little robotic, and nothing feels real. I think of "The Wizard of Oz," where the viewer doesn't really feel like they're "in" the story until the color appears. The main character isn't connected to the world around him until the end of the film. Why not use color to represent that? Why not color the last two scenes of Debris?
Thanks, Ariel! :)