Kinemacolor 🎞️

On 26 February 1909 the first motion picture exhibited in Kinemacolor was shown to the public in London.
It was an eight-minute short showing people doing everyday activities in the English seaside town of Brighton, titled β€œA Visit to the Seaside”.

The technique was an additive process by which the Kinemacolor camera exposed black and white film through alternating red and green filters, applied to the shutter in front of the camera and in front of the projector .
It was based on the mid-19th century discovery that virtually all colours could be produced by a combination of the three primary ones: red, green and blue, even though here the blue element was left out.

The audience was enthusiastic about the result which was considered β€œnot pictures, but realities”-

Kinemacolor later influenced Technicolor and was replaced by it.

38 thoughts on “Kinemacolor 🎞️

  1. LUISA, ISN’T fantastic, My aunt Bertha told me when I was very young that everything started from a thought & all wonderful and great discoveries came from God . I’VE lived long enough now to know this is true , THANK YOU FOR THIS wonderful post . πŸ“½πŸŽ₯πŸŽ¬πŸ’‘πŸ“·πŸ–₯πŸ”¬πŸ”­πŸ“Ίβ˜ŽοΈ

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      1. Sort like photos, but the images looks more like a movie done today, with old custom clothes, more like in a movie set, then it hit me these people were real, not actors and now long gone…

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