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ONLINE—All About Color: 35mm Film History & Demonstration

Friday, May 13, 2022, 1 p.m., Online

Early cinema was a revolution, especially when colored film was released. People were astonished to see vibrant images move across a screen as this new phenomenon took the world by storm. But what does it take to give 35mm silent motion picture film those colors?

In this webinar, Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will demonstrate the process of coloring 35mm motion picture film. Then, Anthony L'Abbate, preservation manager in the Moving Image Department, will discuss color film techniques, used during the silent era, such as tinting, hand color and stenciling. And the methods that we use today to preserve and restore these films.

Free to all. 

Note: This demonstration does not include specific instructions or guidance on how to make or color your own 35mm film. If you are interested in diving deeper, getting the full recipe, and learning more, please e-mail [email protected] for information.

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