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Discussion The Color of The Force Awakens

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by entourage, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. entourage Jedi Knight

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    WSJ: You’ve shot your movies on film even though they’re full of effects and, essentially, digital creations.
    Abrams: Especially on movies like “Star Trek” and “Star Wars,” you have so much that will be created or extended digitally, and it’s a slippery slope where you can get lost in a world of synthetic. You really have to keep away from that, especially with “Star Wars,” which I wanted very much to feel like it is part of another era.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014...-j-abrams-extols-shooting-on-film-vs-digital/
  2. cameron.osborn Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 17, 2014
    [IMG]

    Someone on the originaltrilogy.com forums posted a frame from the teaser. Showing the stormtrooper armor turning white when they're about to go down the ramp. Meaning that it's probably the lighting in the ship itself that's causing the blue tint.
  3. entourage Jedi Knight

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    Yes I've seen this. It's really a great shot as a still. Most importantly : Real people in real costumes. I hope JJ keeps the modern camera work moderate then this could really be awesome.
    Last edited by entourage, Dec 2, 2014
  4. Caffeine_Force Jedi Youngling

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    Hey, I actually posted that exact shot on these forums!
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  5. Starkeiller Jedi Grand Master

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    I would be OK with this if it were the introduction of the stormtroopers, the first time we see them in the film. Instead of seeing them as a threat coming to get us, see what it's like being them. Since apparently a major, non-antagonistic character is a stormtrooper (bold choice, by the way), that would work. Provided we get no other shakycam afterwards, of course. Once is enough for the entire trilogy.
    Last edited by Starkeiller, Dec 2, 2014
  6. Luke the Oneironaut Jedi Youngling

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    Offtopic, but does anyone else think those troops are being deployed in Coruscant, not Tatooine? The weather reminds me of ROTS, and there appears to be tall structures with large balconies.
  7. Rebel Alliance Pigeon Jedi Padawan

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    Me Gusta
  8. Pondscum Jedi Knight

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    I do have a real hard time imagining they're going to walk out of there to burn down a Tatooine village. It looks industrial to me. Also, they look like they're ready to face serious opposition and that the timing of their strike must be a very specific one as they're being deployed in what looks like bad conditions. It doesn't look like they're on a mission to massacre civilians.
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  9. Luke the Oneironaut Jedi Youngling

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    Or maybe a certain city in the clouds...
  10. stellarmagic01 Jedi Master

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    Funny thing, to my eyes this looks desaturated and as if it'd been put through a red filter. In fact, the original coloration kind of reminded me of the extremely bright colors we got from the technicolor era.
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  11. Luke the Oneironaut Jedi Youngling

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    The colours of the X-Wing pilot and his cockpit do kind of bug me though. He looks as if he's lit by a bunch of supermarket flourescent lights.
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  12. Scot Pagel Jedi Youngling

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    May 22, 2014
    They look more like stormtroopers from EP4 now awesome. Now that what was so off putting about the trailer it just looked weird.
  13. Krueger Force Ghost

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    Looks really good! However, I do think the colour in the trailer is that way because of the lighting in the transport.
  14. Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master

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    Except the producer in this case is Kathleen Kennedy, who hasn't exactly been shown to work that way.
  15. SuperPersch Jedi Master

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    You don't hire someone like Abrams and then not let him make it his own film. I can't imagine Kennedy forcing his hand, least of all on the color.
  16. The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus

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    That clearly is the case.

    However, why should we let common sense get in the way of kneejerk accusations.
  17. Rookhelm Jedi Master

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    Sep 22, 2014
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    The DVDs and/or BluRays are very color graded, btw. Especially Hoth. All the snow looks blue. And the metal used on Star Destroyers and TIE fighters look like a metalic blue instead of grey.
  18. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I refuse to watch the DVDs/Blu-Rays for that reason.
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  19. JediKnightWax Jedi Master

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  20. Rookhelm Jedi Master

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    man, that's jarring
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  21. Luke the Oneironaut Jedi Youngling

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    Don't get me started on that hypocritical Adywan stuff
  22. JediKnightWax Jedi Master

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    Don't. This is about the blue tint of the film.
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  23. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Why was the color grading changed with each new release?
  24. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I think that the blue tinge is a result of the colors of faded film reals being amplified without being re-tinted.
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  25. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    I see.
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