The other day I re-watched Skyfall and it really sunk in how of an amazing movie it was in terms of cinematography. Every single shot is so well crafted, to an extent that you hardly see anymore. You can basically take this movie as an example to learn/teach color theory as it has close to all examples of color harmonies, values of contrast and types of lighting.
High-key, Low-key, Graduated tonality lighting… monochrome, analogous, complementary, split, double even triple complementary harmonies… As well as contrast of value, hue, saturation… basically everything.
Some sequences like the fight on top of a Shanghai building is just so thought of and art directed with all the reflections, refractions and interchanging lighting scenarios that it is just really inspiring to watch.
Of course a lot of it is treated in the final color grading but it was still shot beautifully and I think it deserved best cinematography last year.
But anyway I just wanted to share some examples of the wide range of lighting and compostions examples from the movie.
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