Many times when we watch a movie, we're there strictly for the entertainment. We want to laugh, we want to cry or we want to be thrown into the thrusts of romance or excited by action.
But how are movies able to get us so emotionally invested? And what effect if any do these emotional ties have on our daily lives?
Hi, this is Nykole and welcome to chroma film tv. Todays video is the first in a series on this channel covering the art of how to watch movies properly. And without further ado, let's get into it.
Movies are like portals to different dimensions, allowing us to be voyers without committing an actual crime, giving us a chance to step into the shoes of a character - while allowing us to take a part in new experiences and different perspectives through the eyes of the characters.
But under the surface of the fictional or sometimes non-fictional story, lies elements that can seem sinister, not only changing our perspective, but implanting ideas that could be less than healthy.
On the surface, the costumes worn by characters are strictly for the purpose of outlining the life, lifestyle or characteristics of the character, but along with serving as one of the final touches that brings the story to life, the colors chosen for the costumes carries messages of their own. And the messages within the costume choice not only sways how the audience perceives the character, it also helps to create an emotional tie that lives with the viewer long after the end credits.
But so what, who cares? We go to the movies to feel emotions and to get lost in the story, it helps to cope sometimes, right? But do you like being manipulated? If you do, you can stop the video here -
Most of us have heard about the tactics used by advertisers to get us to buy more or to get us to feel some emotion towards the product. But what many of us may not realize is that movies are also a form of advertisement (an agenda) and like the latter, colors are used to encourage emotional ties to the product.
Certain colors are used based on the psychological effects that are already associated with those colors. For example, red can mean blood, lust or passion, black can mean death, power or authority and green can be tied to money or jealousy. These are just a few examples that seem innocent, but the intention and end results are far greater.
Understanding the portion of the equation created by color, makes us less susceptible to implanted ideas, giving us the power to shield ourselves from the subliminal messages given to us via various forms of entertainment.
This understanding is just one of the many ways we can shield our minds from these intrusive messages and unwanted ideologies.
If you like this type of content, stay tuned to the How to Watch Movies Properly series. I'll be uncovering some of the other tricks used to sway our actions and perceptions.
If you would like to watch any of the talks in their entirety included in this video, or if you would like a transcript of this video, information and links will be included in the description box.
And on that note, have an awesome day - be good to yourself and good to others, peace.
TEDxKielUniversity | The Language of color - effects on our experience and behaviour | Axel Buether
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TEDxTeddington - Colour is Crazy | Andrew Hanson