September 14, 2012

At 110 years old, this is the world's oldest color film footage...

On discovering this film, Michael Harvey, Curator of Cinematography at the National Media Museum, worked with film archive experts Brian Pritchard and David Cleveland to reconstruct the moving footage in colour following the precise method laid out in Lee and Turner's 1899 patent. They turned to experts at the BFI National Archive who were able to undertake the delicate work of transforming the film material into digital files, and so the team were able to watch these vivid colour moving pictures for the first time, over one hundred years since they had been made.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, this is a lot about the techniques used by these guys. There is very little film to see.