What if you performed a color map of every frame of a film and built a conglomerate map with the results?
Alan Woo wrote a program to do just that and created a series of posters.
A program written in processing captures each frame of each movie and essentially creates a ‘pie chart’ of the colours contained within each film producing a simplistic and abstracted representation. Each poster includes the film title, year, director, cinematographer, running time and occasionally, various surprising/unsurprising similarities.
Here’s an example from “A Clockwork Orange”.
See the entire Reflecting on Design series.
The point is to find beauty elsewhere; photographs, typography, architecture, fine art, industrial design. Just maybe they’ll help wake up your inner designer.