ANGER FEELS RED
Many of my interests have come from the combination of studies: animation and physics, art and psychology, music and literature, etc. I wanted to combine the study of film and the study of perception to explore the relationship between color and emotion. To enhance the viewer's perception of the actor's emotion, directors will often employ color enhancing techniques to a scene to amplify the mood. This is apparent in such films as Vertigo (1958), Blade Runner (1982), and The Matrix (1999), which were analyzed for color and emotional content. My studies led me to create a controlled, web-based experiment on the perception of emotional faces that were tinted different colors. The focus of the experiment was to find if people were rating emotions on different faces with higher valuse if the face was a certain color.