Wes Anderson's Cinematography: Color and Balance

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Wes Anderson's Cinematography: Color and Balance

Wes Anderson  films aren’t just known for their bright colors and various aspect ratios (we see you, The Grand Budapest Hotel), but also include a simple design lesson. Anderson’s style emulates a real life picture box, pairing richly colored scenes with a clear emphasis on symmetry. Filmmaker Kogonada put together a supercut of nearly 100 scenes from Anderson’s films, and drew a dotted line down the middle of the screen to show how Anderson has framed everything symmetrically. If you hadn’t noticed this stylistic approach in Anderson’s films already, it will be hard to miss now.

You can view Kogonada’s video in its entirety below.