From: "Dave Fenner"
Subject: Re: Smile
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:55:48 -0000
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"Dave VanHorn" wrote in message
| > Probably. Colour photography was invented in the mid/late 1930s,
| > could mean WWII when the public got their hands on it.
| Legend has it that the Wizard of Oz was shot a fair ways in, in
| when color became available, they backed up and re-shot it from
| of the house in Oz.
| Genius move if true, because it is probably the first color movie
| anyone saw.
| Imagine what that must have been like!
I used to work in film industry. Don't think that Oz was first
colour movie. I know that Walt Disney classical music feature
'Fantasia' was in colour and more surprisingly was made (but not
released) in *6 track Stereo, circa 1937*. Tracks were optical on
seperate film run in sync with picture projector, only in capitol
city cinemas. This was not 'binaural' stereo, it was the
'wavefront' system which incidently is still how movies are made.
Rather than a channel for each ear the 'wavefront' system
produces the sounds from an array of speakers across the real field.
So everyone in the cinema gets it directional wherever they sit.
The differance is profound yet seems to be ignored in home cinema
stereo, but shouldn't be.