Friday, August 27, 2010

Magical Color Film from 1922

When you have a quiet five minutes with no distractions, enlarge this video so it fills the screen and turn on your speakers. Then get comfortable and watch some of the earliest color motion pictures that you will ever see. This magical clip, put together by Kodak, was a test of Kodachrome color motion picture film from 1922, shot with a hand-cranked camera. The first full length color feature film did not appear until 13-years later.

Read more about this at Gothamist.

This footage is from the George Eastman House collections. Preservation was completed by the museum's Motion Picture Department, a project of Sabrina Negri, a student in Eastman House's L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and a recipient of the Haghefilm Foundation Fellowship. More information can be found at 1000words

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