VIDEO: Color in Filmmaking: From the First Color Photograph to Digital Color Manipulation

by Peter D. Marshall

from PetaPixel (with John Hess.)

Long before there was any way to capture colors on film, filmmakers were hand painting their short movies frame by frame to breathe life into black-and-white productions. The desire to capture color, it seems, far precedes our ability to do so.

In the Filmmaker IQ video above, John Hess takes you through a comprehensive history of color in filmmaking. From hand-tinting, to Technicolor, to digital color manipulation, take a look and see just how far we’ve come when it comes to capturing the reds, greens and blues of our world.

Watch this video from PetaPixel.

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