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Composition and Color

by: Deryn Susman

Composition and Color Th111-03

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Deryn Susman
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Principles of Composition, how color can be used, and what different colors can mean.
Intro Design/Technology
Victoria Neal
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Deryn Susman on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Th111-03 at Wagner College taught by Victoria Neal in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Intro Design/Technology in Theater and Speech at Wagner College.


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Date Created: 09/27/16
Composition and Color 9/9/2016 By Deryn Susman Principles of Composition 1. Unity a. Everything is connected to the concept 2. Harmony a. Blending the elements 3. Contrast a. Make more interesting b. Ex. blue and red 4. Variation a. If you have a lot of the same thing, you switch it up b. Ex. different shades of blue 5. Proportion a. Bigger draws attention 6. Balances a. Even on both sides, not necessarily symmetrical b. Supports blocking 7. Emphasis a. Guide audience towards what they should be looking at ● Goal: Strive for Unity ○ We manipulate other elements to accomplish it Color ● Describes characters in costumes ● Describe mood and time in setting ● Flatter skin tone, reflect mood and time of day in the lights ● “Everyone has reactions to colors” ○ Yellow: happy, sunshine, sick ○ Orange: exciting, annoying ○ Red: hot, love, passion, anger, hate ■ How you use red changes its meeting ○ Green: grass, nature, safe ○ Blue: water, peace, sad, cold ○ Purple: royalty ○ Black: death, night, professional, sexy, evil ○ White: pure ○ Brown: yuck ○ Gray: rain, whatever


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