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Color Keys Rethought - The Incredibles
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Published: April 7, 2015
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just doing some color-key practice, rethinking the lighting of the final battle scene from The Incredibles
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Chayemor's avatar
<3 Beautiful.  I have a quick question if you don't mind. If one wanted to make these scenes a bit more scary in broad daylight, how could one manipulate the sun light to hep with that? Sun is naturally a warm color, how can it be morphed into a color that helps with a scary mood? Less orange-yellow more towards gray-white (like the light you get on really cloudy days, you don't have harsh shadows thanks to the light bounced on the clouds and all looks evenly lit)?
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
Yes, color shifting the sun to be more harsh and blown out, or give it a washed grey or green touch would definitely make it creepy rather than happy. You could also play with the amount of visible  bounced light and reduce it so it feels more silhouetted and contrasty. Lots of options. Maybe I should do these same shots with a creepy feel too just to try it out. One thing I suggest is gathering screenshots from movies and seeing what they do to push certain moods with light. It's a great way to study possibilities
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 I didn't think of an eerie light/tone to the sun, that's excellent! In terms of bounced light, I suppose you could use the environment to create shadows, if I understand correctly, though I'm struggling a bit to imagine it. If you ever feel bored (like really bored and are watching weird shows on Netflix because there's nothing else to watch...), please do carry these color keys in scary lights, it would be brilliant. Thank you for answering! :)
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mateusboga| Digital Artist
this is awesome, great job!
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
thank you
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orangzaib|Professional Digital Artist
awesome man i love it.
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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Fgore|Professional General Artist
I'm so glad they will make another one :)
I loved both: the film and this artwork...great composition, very dynamic. I can see they 'moving' :)
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
Yes, I look forward to the second film. I'm not going to be involved in the next one though.
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Fgore|Professional General Artist
:T  That blows!

I hope (and I'm also confident) that they'll keep up the same quality. They had the time to do so! :)
But I'll pray to not get an "Despicable Me 2" ... if you know what I mean lol

 
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sherkhannabi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work jermilex
question: is there any tutorial of these kind of arts. i search color script tutorial on google to find out how to do this but i can't find one tutorial of it. :(
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo have a great class on color key work www.schoolism.com/school.php?i…
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sherkhannabi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks jermilex :) it looks really promising.
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember what these scenes looked like in the movie, but the lighting in these sure looks great. :)
I really love the 1st, 3rd, 8th and 9th ones. :)
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
:) thanks!
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome
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keight's avatar
This is lovely light.
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
thank you
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jemgirl|Hobbyist Writer
Hello. :) 

What are colour-keys? 

I can guess as to what you might mean, but I rather just ask you to make sure. 

To me it just looks like you made the scenes darker. You drew them very well, but the only real difference I can see if the darkness that you added. 

If anything, I would think you are practicing story boarding. :) 

Speaking of which. How do you get the even distances between the frames? I've having trouble with that. 
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
Color keys are what the art department gives to the Lighting department as a way of planning what the lighting should look like for the sequence in a film. Though that sequence had more than 100 shots, I only picked a few key shots to paint over. Honestly, this is significantly different that what was in the film (much more atmosphere, shift of direction and color of sun, difference of bounced light and colors inside the vehicle). I worked on lighting in that sequence on the actual film and always wished it was different, so this is how I would imagine it
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jemgirl|Hobbyist Writer
Oh. This was something that you were involved in. 

I have, once or twice, rehashed things that I completed. 

I think your history with this film gives you some kind of in, with what was done and seen in it's development. So you see the changes that you made in far more detail then someone like me. 
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shellz-art|Professional Digital Artist
I am still mesmerized by your lighting effects. Beautiful. 
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jermilex|Professional Filmographer
you're so kind! Thank you Shelly!
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Yokoboo|Professional Digital Artist
I gotta say, while it's certainly more dramatic, I'm not certain it would be better for the film.  But all means, it's certainly pretty, but the orange/blue lighting is kinda what every action film uses for dramatic scenes, and in The Incredibles where being a superhero is "normal"/everyday for them, I think it would take away from that feel and the whole dichotomy between Syndrome and Mr. Incredible where Syndrome is only concerned with the dramatic presence and glory, while Mr. Incredible is a hero because he wants to do right and help people regardless of anything else.
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