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what do I think color is I can't answer that question what this color color is a sensation color is a very personal thing color is very subjective it can trigger like a visceral response like if you smell bacon no bacon you know it's like if you see certain kinds of colors it's the same exact feeling I don't know has some smart person here picks up color is a term that we use to describe a collection of attributes hue and saturation and value that describes how we see things Q is what the actual color is in the rainbow spectrum is it more yellow or is it more orange blue or red or value is how bright something is relative to something else is it white is it black is it some sort of middle gray saturation is how intense the color is is it more subdued and gray or is it more vibrant almost fluorescent you know a fully saturated color is you know quite eye popping colors everything the artists it wasn't until I started working at Pixar that I think I had to think about color in a different way you know to apply it to a narrative and it could mean something and up there was a scene where Carl's house got burned by months it's really one of the lowest points of the film and it's this sunrise normally sunrises are very beautiful to start up a new day but for this one we wanted an angry sunrise was just this beautiful tone red that was so dramatic for me I think that was really cool because the choice of color is so critical to the storytelling process it's really important that we understand the science of the choosing of those colors the first thing to realize about color is that color is really made up of light light comprises different wavelengths of energy and when that energy comes through our pupil onto a retina inside our eye it becomes nerve impulses signals and eventually gets processed by the brain so the light is out in the real world the color only really exists inside your brain when you perceive it in the rest of this lesson we're going to dive more into the science and perception of color let's go