Subject: Re: Smile
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 22:25:21 +0000
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 22:27:03 +0000 (UTC)
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In message , Simon
>Wasn't Gone With The Wind and Robin Hood Earlier than this as well.
>I'm currently looking at the PMT technologies used in sound
>reproduction, really quite interesting.
Whatever happened to 'colorization' ? (The process for taking old '30s
and '40s black-and-white movies and getting a computer to 'colour' each
frame so that you got something quite like a colour version of the
'Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'The Longest Day' are two that I can
remember from years past.
Seemed like a good idea 10 years-or-so when it started ....... but
whatever happened to it?
>On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:55:48 -0000, "Dave Fenner"
>>"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.