The duality of warm v. cool colors is one of my favorite elements to explore and manipulate when constructing some new visual media. Individually, the temperature schemes retain such rigid characteristics, but collectively, they complement each other–building a spectrum where one can draw a linear understanding of what emotional subtleties will elicit from your choice of dynamic.
“Still-Life,” the title for this sequence, follows a narrative progression where you are presented with dichotomies on several layers: warm v. cool; old v. new; life v. death. The warm, incandescent lighting, illustrates a feeling of comfort and familiarity. The cold, fluorescent, and manipulated lighting is used to define an unusual environment which is alien and unfamiliar. The sequence ends with a washed out frame meant to feel neither warm nor cold, but simply “absent” in the face of “death” and simultaneous “new life.”