Hey Moon, nice palette.
Moon’s palette focuses on yellow, blue, white and black. Mainly this film takes place inside of a station that is cold and desolate, but it is extremely inclusive and careful with the use of a canary yellow color throughout each shot. No matter how small the inclusion is, yellow can be seen (unless we are focusing on a shot outside during a harvest of the moon’s surface or specifically towards the end of the film when drama heightens as Sam finds more to uncover in the station—sucking out this color almost completely) . This yellow is a color of security or comfort and sunlight. It echoes a lost warmth for Sam’s character and is used during flashback scenes with his wife, for his daughters dress and of course GERTY’s user interface. The color is a great storytelling device as it helps create triggers and brightens up each room barely enough. When this color is removed even for a moment, it’s easy for us to digest the beat of the story visually even if we don’t know what’s suddenly missing from it.
New format, do you guys hate it?