The idea of a Hyper Palette has been on my mind for a while now. It's something I associate exclusively with animation for a couple reasons. First, the level of vibrance and specificity needed for a palette to cross over into hyper territory isn't natural in real life, especially when contending with skin tones. Second, 'digital' and 'red' don't make the most comfortable of bed-fellows. Blues and greens seem to exist in profound comfort in the digital realm, but reds are terribly delicate. Slight nudges in any direction can quickly obliterate image quality when you're working within the red areas of the spectrum.
We don't normally run branded content on PPF, but this short was an example of such incredible colour precision, we couldn't help ourselves. It's stylised without feeling impossible, affected without becoming entirely artificial. Furthermore, the retention of detail in the skins against such intense red light is monumental.
To learn more about Chris Volckmann (and see more examples of the precision in colour and lighting that seems to be his primary stock in trade), check out his Vimeo page.
Ice Block was not involved in the production of this short film.