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 […]

by Paul Frith, Post-Doc Research Associate on The Eastmancolor Revolution Project Picking up from my previous blog (Innovation and Experimentation Pt.2, 13 July 2017) which featured the first selection of films from the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers collection to be digitised as part of The Eastmancolor Revolution project, two new titles from the collection are […]

by Paul Frith, Post-Doc Research Associate on The Eastmancolor Revolution Project As I mentioned in a previous blog for the project website (‘Innovation and Experimentation’, 19 April 2017), as a professional film stock, Eastmancolor was rarely used in amateur filmmaking. That’s not to suggest that the amateurs were unable to produce colour images to rival […]

By Sarah Street, PI on The Eastmancolor Revolution project As we’ve seen, advertising Eastmancolor wasn’t always consistent, with less emphasis on a recognizable brand or trademark than Technicolor (‘What’s in a Name?’ Blog, 5 May 2017). This raises further issues around the varied responses of critics to colour once it became more widely available. Technicolor […]

In Cinema and Colour, Paul Coates remarks that after an extensive IMDB search, he found only 311 film titles that referenced the colour yellow compared with 2,018 for red and 1,459 for blue.[i]  To this relatively short list we can add The Boy Who Turned Yellow, a film curio that was released in 1972.  The […]

As our project progresses, we’ve started to unpick a couple of issues with the “Eastmancolor” part of our title and focus. First, in the initial decade of its growing use in the British film industry (approximately 1953-1963) there is no agreed usage of the word(s) as a trademark or specific process. Is it one word […]