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Cinematography: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown

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Figure 6.1. Dramatic color makes this shot from Breaking Bad especially powerful.

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Figure 6.2. Newton’s innovation was to take the spectrum and bend it into a circle. Note that the color wheel has magenta even though it does not appear on the spectrum. The secondaries Cyan and Yellow are mixtures of the primaries on either side of them on the spectrum, but Magenta is a mixture of Red and Blue, which are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

Color is both a powerful artistic and storytelling tool and a complex technical subject. As with ...

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