Adult Time in Color is a monthly blog entry that focuses on the art behind famous episodes, series and movies in our library!
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Science-fiction films always have strong visuals to convey their unique universe. Think for example of the gruesome shadows in Alien, the desertic landscape of Mad Max, the depressingly colorless cinematography of The Road, the eye-popping designs of The Fifth Element or the monochromatic tones of Blade Runner 2049.
Future Darkly: Pandemic is no exception.
Pandemic is part of our award-winning eponymous series. It is an anthology film featuring 4 stories of love and isolation. The episodes explore a range of human emotion brought on by isolation, especially when mixed with desire. It was virtually directed by Bree Mills last year using a revolutionary workflow that included video conferencing, self-shot footage, and a hybrid, remote team.
The delicate subject matter of the film required a specific color palette that could both evoke classic sci-fi tropes and convey the feeling of confinement without being too cold. The team decided to use neutral colors (black, white, gray, beige and brown) which recall the sanitized conditions of the scientific and medical world while allowing a subtle variation of hues to keep a warm atmosphere. The camera work is precise and methodical with medium shots that allow us to identify with the characters as the drone shots place their stories in a larger world and more dangerous world.
Pandemic stars an A-list cast of Lola Fae, Lucky Fae, Jake Adams, Scarlit Scandal, Micheal Vegas, Ana Foxxx, Dick Chibbles and fan favorite Cherie DeVille.
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See you next month for another Adult Time In Color!