Capturing colour: film, invention and wonder

Gray, Frank (2010) Capturing colour: film, invention and wonder [Exhibition]

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We take colour in the moving image for granted. But the search for a way to capture this colour is a story of ingenious inventions, personal obsession, magic and illusion, scientific discovery, hard work and determination. This is an international story with significance for Brighton and Hove, where some of the earliest successful ways of capturing the world in colour were developed. The exhibition which was held at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery from December 2010 to March 2011, explored and celebrated this quest for colour on film. It focused on the moving image in Britain from the origins in magic lanterns, early colour photography and Kromskops, to applied colour films, Kinemacolor, Technicolor and Kodachrome. Fantasy worlds, fairy tale genies, the wonders of the natural world, pageantry, cinema blockbusters and home movies all illustrate the stories of our desire to capture the world in colour. Capturing Colour was a collaboration between Royal Pavilion and Museums (Brighton and Hove City Council) and Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton). It was funded by Renaissance South East, Screen South and UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Item Type: Exhibition
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W600 Photography and Film
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W600 Photography and Film > W610 Moving Image Techniques > W614 Visual and Audio Effects
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W600 Photography and Film > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 08:41

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