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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 4Goal 2: Creating Mood

Figure 4.1 Lighting sets the tone in this memorable scene from Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, Director; Vittorio Storaro, Cinematographer)

Image(©1979 United Artists. Courtesy of Everett Collection).

“It is difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren’t words ormetaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.”—Conrad Hall, present-day Cinematographer

IN THIS CHAPTER:

4.1 Visual TensionHow lighting can be used to control visual tension and thus influence mood.

4.2 Color and EmotionHow color can be used to establish mood.

4.3 Revealing Action, Ambience, and Character ...

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