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How Hayao Miyazaki Uses Color to Tell His Whimsical Stories

"Color has a meaning and it makes the film more easily understood." —Michiyo Yasuda Watching a film by Hayao Miyazaki is like walking into a world that is made up of both reality and spectacular fantasy. The Japanese director has become a master of cinematic space and time, intentional and meaningful filmic stillness, and indelible empathy that not only makes his iconic hand-drawn characters more human, but makes his loyal audience more human as well. But another important element found in all of Miyazaki's work is his deliberate and poetic use of color, a contribution that comes from his collaboration with highly regarded animator and color designer Michiyo Yasuda. Fandor explores how Miyazaki and Yasuda, who passed away just last year, used color for memorable world creation, as well as deeply touching storytelling in this short video essay. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Sunday, 16 July

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