This is an homage to the real-life "Indian-head" test pattern, introduced in 1939 and widely used during the era of black-and-white television in America.
The reason the man's head was included in the test pattern was to allow the tuning of brightness and contrast settings, either by broadcast engineers to ensure broadcasts were being sent ...
Pleasantville was a microcosm of a single town initially and limited to just the town limits.
Geography lessons at the local high school are limited to subjects like "Main Street" and "Elm Street" because the world literally ends at the city limits. Space twists back upon itself in Pleasantville, and "the end of Main Street is just the ...
There are 17 people (at least) who worked on both projects. About half are crew and one is stuntwork (which is kind of both).
Danny Strong (actor on Buffy, cameo & crew on Pleasantville)
Paul Morgan Stetler
J. Patrick Lawlor
Joseph Benjamin Stewart
Jacob Chambers (stunts)
Today's consumer video editing tools and software like Adobe Premier Pro have features which allow you to gray out all other colors except the ones that you want included by specifying a range of color values.
A good example is here:
Hence, I am sure they have shot the entire film in color and then did post processing to ...
They Film it in Color.
Then they filter the Color out, only grayscales are left. This is pretty easy because every Digital film is saved in some colorinformation ( red green blue or red green yellow) and some luminiscence (brightness / Greyscale). So all you have to do is Kill the Color.
To make something then look colorfull you use the photoshop of your ...
It was not uncommon, but typically blacks were shown as comic relief characters(sometimes stereotypes were also seen as comedy, such as "jive" talking"), and they were also shown as servants. They were portrayed as one dimensional characters and never played any main leads or roles. The same with native Americans or Asians. They are also ...