July 25, 2022 at 12:23 am

Why Film Directors Use the 60-30-10 Color Rule

by Matthew Gilligan


Filmmaking is all about the details and this video breaks down how filmmakers use the 60-30-10 percent color rule to frame their scenes and that a lot of great movies have used this technique.

The narrator in the video says, “In most cases, it feels like the colors are not randomly chosen. There’s an intelligence at work. …If a piece of furniture is a particular color in the scene that’s by design. …If the walls are a different color than white or cream, that’s intentional. The color of clothes, of umbrellas, of a car. It’s all done because the filmmakers want to make a statement to the clever and careful use of color one popular formula, To simplify the color design is the 60 30 10 rule.”

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