Spotmaps - film colour blueprints
January 1, 2013 6:00 PM   Subscribe

Spotmaps - film colour blueprints
Spotmaps is an on-going project to map the colour footprints of different films. The website was designed to show off the completed image library.

Each film is processed through a Python/OpenCV pipeline: each frame's colour is sampled and a spot of average colour is produced from the combination of one second's frames. Spots are laid out 60 per line to represent one minute of film time. The length of the image represents the number of minutes in the film.

As well being able to view a range of sizes of the image, a 32-colour Adobe ASE swatch file quantized from the colour map and a hex RGB text file are available to download. Searches can be made by genre, director, writer and year. An RSS feed alerts subscribers to new library updates.

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Role: programmer, designer
posted by urbanwhaleshark (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Ha, this is great!

(And I love that Brown Bunny and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls were consecutive posts.)
posted by cortex at 8:10 PM on January 1, 2013

Thanks, cortex. Strangely I noticed I didn't add in a title search, so I've fixed that now.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 7:31 PM on January 2, 2013

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