Timeline of Historical Film Colors
This database was compiled and is elaborated by Barbara Flueckiger, professor at the Institute of Cinema Studies, University of Zurich, with support of the Institute for the Performing Arts and Film, Zurich University of the Arts. It is based on her research at Harvard University in the framework of her project Film History Re-mastered. For more information on the project see article Analysis of Film Colors in a Digital Humanities Perspective and a video produced by Swiss television. Please report errors or suggestions. Many persons and institutions have supported the project, see acknowledgements.
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Detail pages for individual color processes
Follow the links in the column "Color system" to access the currently available detail pages for individual processes. These pages contain more images, a short description, a bibliography of original papers and secondary sources, extended quotes from these sources, downloads of seminal papers, and links.
Results for category "All"
|Year||Color system||Persons (Company)||Images||Principle / patents or original papers / secondary sources|
Last update May 5, 2013 (updated on a regular basis).