10 Best Uses of Color of All Time. EYE College - This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice. Liquidator. The project Liquidator started with a research question; where lies the ultimate border of film preservation, and how does it look?
In other words I was looking for a filmprint that was on the brink of complete deterioration. My friends at the Dutch film archive (EYE) came up with a newly discovered print of Haarlem; a commercial 'city branding' film made in 1922 by Dutch film pioneer Willy Mullens. This particular print was interesting to me for two reasons: The deterioration of the nitrate had caused stunning visual effects and the original utilitarian nature of the footage was in stark contrast with the drama of this deterioration. LIquidator fragment. Sound & Sarcasm - Sound Design on "Short Film" The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers. Today we’ll look at the science and history that allows us to enjoy color in film.
What is Color? Our Journey begins with the simplest of questions. What is this phenomenon called “color”? This question baffled people for ages. Isaac Newton It wasn’t until 1666 when a young Isaac Newton first began experimenting with optics that we began to think of color as a function of light. Through his experiments Isaac Newton discovered that you could combine all the colors light together to create white light. Isaac Newton’s Color Circle based on the 7 notes of the Western Musical Scale It turns out you only need three primary colors to create white or any perceivable color. But the Young-Helmholtz Theory (though mostly correct) was based on scientific reasoning not experimental evidence. James Clerk Maxwell holding a top from his color experiments But before he did that, Maxwell was interested in color. World’s First Colorful Photograph The Prequel to Color Film Some filmmakers like D.W. The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio.
Aspect Ratio is a fundamentally simple concept with a deep and important history.
Simply put, the aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of the image to the height. This can be expressed as two numbers like 4×3 or 16×9 or as a decimal such as 1.85 and 2.35 – though these can be written as a ratio as in 2.35:1. But how did it all begin? Let’s turn the dial of history and look back at the very first aspect ratio of the very first motion pictures. The First Films William Kennedy Dickson We owe the first aspect ratio to one man: William Kennedy Dickson.
The Dream of Color Music, And Machines That Made it Possible. Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.1, April 1997 by William Moritz Elfriede Fischinger, Barbara Fischinger and Bill Moritz at a 1996 Lumograph performance at the Goethe Institute in Los Angeles.
The dream of creating a visual music comparable to auditory music found its fulfillment in animated abstract films by artists such as Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye and Norman McLaren; but long before them, many people built instruments, usually called "color organs," that would display modulated colored light in some kind of fluid fashion comparable to music. Ancient Greek philosophers, like Aristotle and Pythagoras, speculated that there must be a correlation between the musical scale and the rainbow spectrum of hues.
Guy Sherwin 'Man With Mirror' Guy Sherwin film/videography. Analog Sound - How Movie Sound Works. The mechanism for delivering sound in the early days of cinema was incredibly simple.
Vitaphone, used in "The Jazz Singer," consisted of a record player playing a wax record. 2011 Screenings. Direct/Handmade Sound programme co-curated by the Centre for Visual Music and Bath Spa University Centre for Musical Research.
Rudolf Pfenninger – Barcarole. 1932, digital (originally 35mm), 8 min ..there is an ur-legend surrounding the origin of what Pfenninger called his tönende Handschrift (Sounding Handwriting)… Pfenninger seems to have been motivated less by synesthesial speculations than by economic necessity. According to the story, the poorly paid inventor Pfenninger was eager to provide a sound track for the experimental animations he was making on the side, but he could afford neither the musicians nor the studio to record them. Instead, he sat down with an oscilloscope and studied the visual patterns produced by specific sounds until he was able – sometime in late 1929 or early 1930s – to isolate a unique graphic signature for each tone.
Oskar Fischinger – Ornament Sound. 1932, 16mm (originally 35mm), 5 min Biography Barry Spinello – Soundtrack. 1969, 16mm, 10 min Biographies. Mary Ellen Bute: Seeing Sound. By William Moritz Mary Ellen Bute The Museum of Modern Art/Film Stills ArchiveAs with many pioneer animators, Mary Ellen Bute is hardly known today, primarily because her films are not easily available in good prints.
This was not always true. During a 25-year period, from 1934 until about 1959, the 11 abstract films she made played in regular movie theaters around the country, usually as the short with a first-run prestige feature, such as Mary of Scotland, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, or Hans Christian Andersen--which means that millions saw her work, many more than most other experimental animators.The diminutive Mary Ellen grew up in Texas, and retained a soft southern accent and genteel demeanor throughout her life.
She studied painting in Texas and Philadelphia, but felt frustrated by the inability to wield light in a flowing time-continuum. 2003BodyScreenShadow. Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema. Les Tulipes By Giovanna Fossati, Tom Gunning and Joshua Yumibe, and Jonathon Rosen Foreword by Martin Scorsese.
We normally think of early film as being black and white, but the first color cinematography appeared as early as the first decade of the twentieth century. This visually stunning book brings a treasure trove of early color film images into print form for viewers to enjoy, examine and dream over their forgotten splendor. Drawing on the early film archives of EYE Filmmuseum, the authors have carefully selected and reproduced frames from the original films made before World War I, presenting their fascinating and often surprising images and hues. This gorgeous book has been designed to engage readers of all ages and backgrounds. “I could gaze at the images in this book for hours. "The most gorgeous collection of photos I've ever seen.
Film colorization. This article is about colorization of monochrome moving-picture images.
For colorization of still images, see Hand-colouring. Film colorization is any process that adds color to black-and-white, sepia, or other monochrome moving-picture images. It may be done as a special effect, or to modernize black-and-white films, or to restore color films. Examples date from the early 20th century, but colorization has become common with the advent of digital image processing. Early techniques Georges Méliès. "Méliès" redirects here.
For Georges' brother, see Gaston Méliès. For the village in Greece, see Milies. Early life and education European Film Gateway. Het breedste filmformaat ooit - Ultra Panavision 70 in het Eye filmmuseum - IT Pro - Video's. Op papier. SUB-URBAN VIDEO LOUNGE. A compilation of experimental films by Bart Vegter, Teruo Koike and Joost van Veen composed by Bart Vegter (www.longcanalfilm.nl) - Horizontalen Bart Vegter 1981 6:00 silent (Vegter's first film) - In Need of Space Bart Vegter 1982 5:00 music: Steve Reich - Ecosystem-16 Teruo Koike JP 2009 15:00 - Nacht-Licht Bart Vegter 1993 13:00 music: Kees v.d. Knaap - Space-Modulation Bart Vegter 1994 1:00 silent - De Tijd Bart Vegter 2008 9:00 silent - Interlude Joost van Veen 2005 2:30 'Abstract film is a genre that has existed almost as long as the medium film itself. To stress its importance, one is sometimes inclined to refer to a coherent tradition, but in abstract film involves a collection of Einzelgänger through the last century.' This absence of the herding instinct can be partly explained by the very different backgrounds of its practitioners.
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