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Color Keys Rethought - The Incredibles by jermilex Color Keys Rethought - The Incredibles by jermilex
just doing some color-key practice, rethinking the lighting of the final battle scene from The Incredibles
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Chayemor Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
<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 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  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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Chayemor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
 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 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016   Digital Artist
this is awesome, great job!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Filmographer
thank you
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orangzaib Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
awesome man i love it.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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Fgore Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  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 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  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 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  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 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks jermilex :) it looks really promising.
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Coraleana Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks!
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Coraleana Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
This is lovely light.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thank you
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jemgirl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I am still mesmerized by your lighting effects. Beautiful. 
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
you're so kind! Thank you Shelly!
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Yokoboo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  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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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
great thoughts indeed! That's what's so awesome about film and lighting, there are endless options and possibilities as to what the lighting could mean.
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AlexTamayo Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I don't understand, Jeremy, what kind of work is it you're looking for? Because I've seen pieces not nearly as good as this used as concept. Why would someone not hire you?! :\
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
that's very kind of you to say. I've applied at tons of studios and so far not a single one is giving me any response concerning my concept design. Maybe the timing is not right, or maybe they are looking for something very specific which my work is not. Oh well, I'll just keep creating and eventually will find a place to call home career wise
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Pachabel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
I love the use of evening-lighting. It allowed you to make some fantastic light/dark contrasts in this reimagning of the lighting of something that already was delightful compositionally *w*
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, it was a fun project for sure
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pollielobster Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Aaaand why is Pixar being stupid and not letting you join the art department?! This is incredible work!!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
you're so kind! Thank you for the encouragement
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pollielobster Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
It's the truth dude. Your work has always blown me away...ever since I met you. How can Pixar not see that?

It's like, man I feel like crap. But it's okay cuz I'm inspired crap. =D
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Again... thank you for the great encouragement. :)
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sherkhannabi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome love it:)
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thank you
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154600Lire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
love this, well done
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks Cash
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Western-Witch Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It definitely would have been a lot more dramatic with all the contrast of golden hour among the tall buildings. The shadows would have made it that much more serious. Good thought provoker. 
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:) thank you
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Western-Witch Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! Always great to get a new insight on older art.
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Iceman11029 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
The scene in the van is one of my all time favorite scenes purely for the character animation.  Love the idea of it taking place during golden hour!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Yes, it was a great scene. I worked on that scene but never liked the final lighting so I thought it would be a good candidate to rethink the color as I would've imagined it
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Iceman11029 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Time for an elaborate break in to find the old files, change the lighting, render, and comp all in a small window of time!  Commence! 
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hahaha... wouldn't that be fun
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DarkArrowElf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Writer
This is just....so very wonderful. <3
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thank you! You're very kind
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Activoid Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I like this a hundred times better than what it was in the movie, they should have hired YOU for color keys LOL. I liked the movie, but I really didn't like the lighting as it just felt very underwhelming and not atmospheric enough.

Good job bruh.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yes, I totally agree about the lighting on The Incredibles. I was one of the Lighting Artists on the film, and even worked in this sequence, but did not have any say over the way it was done. There are some lovely scenes in certain parts of the film and the story is amazing, but now more than 10 years later I still cringe at how flat many of the scenes are.
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Activoid Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Haha oh man, I hate when that happens. I wonder how many other people out there feel the same way about the lighting for that sequence? Oh well, I hear Brad Bird is working on writing the sequel... One can always hope, I'll be rooting for you! :'] 

And I could understand if the art director wanted to go all-out and really stylize and use the flatness to an advantage, but yeah it just seems like the lighting is just stuck in this purgatory between trying to be one or the other.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I think it was one of the last sequences we worked on and there just wasn't time to make it all it could be. The budget was already spent in other places
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