Rosco is leveraging its expertise in color and lighting solutions to collaborate with ShotDeck, the world’s largest database of cinematic images via a new licensing agreement that will enable the integration of Rosco gel color references into the ShotDeck library. This partnership will add a new layer of search specificity for users of the site, which holds over 645,000 shots from films, television series, and music videos. Rosco color filter products used in film and live entertainment are a well established way to effect and communicate color choices. ShotDeck allows filmmakers to find and reference visual inspiration by curating an extensive library of film images from a diverse range of genres. By joining forces, Rosco and ShotDeck bring a new level of inspiration to creators of visual content. Now, in addition to studying the compositions, sets, lighting, and camera angles from shots of iconic films, users will be able to identify specific Rosco color references found within shots.
According to ShotDeck Founder, Cinematographer Lawrence Sher, ASC, “Rosco has long been synonymous with color and lighting in the film industry. By seamlessly integrating these iconic colors like R02 Bastard Amber™ and R29 Skelton Exotic Sangria™ into ShotDeck’s vast library of film images, we are providing filmmakers with another resource and layer of information that will fuel their creativity and enhance their storytelling.” The partnership between Rosco and ShotDeck will launch in parallel with the ShotDeck Recreations Contest, which takes place throughout the month of July and allows filmmakers the opportunity to win over $60K in prizes. A new category within the contest sponsored by Rosco will focus on color within imagery.