Jan 15, 2013
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Spotmaps translates every second of a film into a block of color
What can a film’s color scheme say about its narrative? According to Spotmaps, quite a lot. Created by Andy Willis, Spotmaps is a Python-based project that conceptualizes classic movies not in words or storyboards, but highly-detailed color patterns. The project, which was inspired by Brendan Dawes’ Cinema Redux experiment, translates every second of a film into a single block of color, based on a composite of every frame within that second. 

Spotmaps translates every second of a film into a block of color

What can a film’s color scheme say about its narrative? According to Spotmaps, quite a lot. Created by Andy Willis, Spotmaps is a Python-based project that conceptualizes classic movies not in words or storyboards, but highly-detailed color patterns. The project, which was inspired by Brendan Dawes’ Cinema Redux experiment, translates every second of a film into a single block of color, based on a composite of every frame within that second. 

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    Movie Barcode’s been doing this for ages, and they do frame by frame not second by second.
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