Trade Tattoo, 1937, Len Lye

Film Colors


7 to 10

11 to 14

Contrary to widely held beliefs cinema was not only black and white in the early years of its history: Great ingenuity and troublesome labour were directed towards coloring frame by frame or submerging the whole filmstrip into color-baths. When the camera was able to record the colors of the world directly onto the filmstrip it allowed cinema to be both more realistic and expressionistic.
The lecture will present a wide variety of different forms of film color and find out which new ways of expression film gains through them.


Presented by Stefan Huber