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A material-based approach to the digitization of early film colours


Flückiger, Barbara; Op den Kamp, Claudy; Pfluger, David (2018). A material-based approach to the digitization of early film colours. In: Fossati, Giovanna; Jackson, Victoria; Lameris, Bregt; Rongen-Kaynakci, Elif. The colour fantastic : chromatic worlds of silent cinema. Amstersdam: Amsterdam University Press, 237-259.

Abstract

While the digitization of archival films has been practiced for more than a decade, there is still a lack of academic rigour in this field, both on a scien tific as well as on an interdisciplinary level. Therefore, we are in need of a bet ter understanding of basic principles, both technological and aesthetic, that guide the many decisions taken throughout the process. This paper presents three interconnected research projects that investigate these topics with a comprehensive approach. Based on thorough analyses of the technology, physics, and aesthetics of film colours, this material-based approach connects these diverse disciplines with the aim to translate the appearance of analogue film colours into the digital domain.

Abstract

While the digitization of archival films has been practiced for more than a decade, there is still a lack of academic rigour in this field, both on a scien tific as well as on an interdisciplinary level. Therefore, we are in need of a bet ter understanding of basic principles, both technological and aesthetic, that guide the many decisions taken throughout the process. This paper presents three interconnected research projects that investigate these topics with a comprehensive approach. Based on thorough analyses of the technology, physics, and aesthetics of film colours, this material-based approach connects these diverse disciplines with the aim to translate the appearance of analogue film colours into the digital domain.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Cinema Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
900 History
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:24 May 2018 15:27
Last Modified:03 Sep 2020 14:25
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
ISBN:978-94-6298-301-4
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://en.aup.nl/books/9789462983014-the-colour-fantastic.html (Publisher)
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv233pg1
Project Information:
  • : FunderH2020
  • : Grant ID670446
  • : Project TitleFilm Colors. An Interdisciplinary Approach.
  • : FunderKTI
  • : Grant ID
  • : Project TitleDIASTOR

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