There is specificity in colour that has become available only since the advent of digital filmmaking. I remember as a child watching Terminator 2 and being blown away, not just by the effects but by the richness of tones Cameron's team was achieving, particularly in the night scenes. I feel like the next massive milestone in colour correction was the work being done on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I'm not saying that all other films looked like hairy dog butt, just that these are films where the colour correction really knocked my socks off.
The toolsets available to digital filmmakers now, especially those working in animation, are monumental. Colour specificity can be achieved at levels unimaginable in the days of film. I call this new phenomenon Hyper Palettes. All this leads us to today's entry in The Perpetual Film Festival, an animated short by Cindy Yang. Without a real plot, Yang leaves the images and the moods hanging in the air, showing lunchtime in a busy city.
As you may have noticed, we have a soft spot for wordless stories (or, in this case, wordless non-stories). There's such a lightness to movies unburdened by dialog.
Final thought: Who is that lucky girl who gets to sleep all day long with her cat? What a relaxing life!
To learn more about Cindy Yang, check out her Facebook artist page. None of her writing is in English, but there is a surplus of sketches and paintings and drawings.
Ice Block was not involved in the production of this short film.