Colours that are used and/or underlined as part of the image track.


  • Can provide additional information to the audience
  • Can underline the context (ex: cold colours = hard situation, warm colours = easy situations)
  • Can dictate, guide or underline the sound design and overall sonic atmosphere
  • By extension, the offscreen space will be affected as well as onscreen space
  • Any sudden change in colours might result in the interpretation of a change in situation

Related inductor effect: Narrative

(Johnson, 1974)

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