Monthly Archives: September 2017

For Better, For Worse? Special Effects and Colour in the Early Eastmancolor Era

by Keith M. Johnston, Co-Investigator on The Eastmancolor Revolution Project Special or visual effects have been a crucial part of cinema over the last 120 years, including George Melies’ spectacular fantasies, the stop motion animation of King Kong (1933), the motion controlled action of Star Wars (1977), and the current use of computer generated imagery […]


by Paul Frith, Post-Doc Research Associate on The Eastmancolor Revolution Project This final post in our series on amateur filmmakers features the remaining two of six titles from the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection digitised as part of The Eastmancolor Revolution project (see the previous Innovation and Experimentation blog posts for further details). Both of these […]