Colour in Film - Second international Conference

Start 27. März 2017
Ende 29. März 2017
Date:

27th to 29th March 2017

Venue:BFI Southbank and George Fox Room, Friends House ι 173 Euston Rd ι London NW1 2BJBFI

Colour in Film is aimed at everyone interested in colour in cinema, colour in cultural heritage, colour reproduction and restoration, and colour perception, whether a film restorer, archivist, historian, enthusiast, or a colour scientist.

The event is co-organised by the Colour Group (GB) and HTW – University of Applied Sciences Berlin, in cooperation with ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors (University of Zurich), the British Film Institute (BFI), The Applied Vision Research Centre (City University of London), and The Eastman Revolution project (University of Bristol).

The 2017 Colour in Film Conference will cover the entire breadth of colour in moving images, from early (pre)cinema‘s chromolithographic printing through the applied colours of tinting, toning and their Desmetcolor rendition, from chromogenic Agfacolor and Eastmancolor through the video- and film- based look of the golden age of British colour television and up to modern, current grading in the digital domain.

The conference will begin with an afternoon of screenings in the beautiful NFT3 theatre at BFI Southbank on March 27, followed by a full day of symposium sessions in City University, where we will conclude on March 29 with Sarah Street‘s project workshop on the Eastmancolor revolution.

Colour in Film is aimed at everyone interested in colour in cinema, colour in cultural heritage, colour reproduction and restoration, and colour perception, whether a film restorer, archivist, historian, enthusiast, or a colour scientist.

Confirmed speakers and presenters from across the globe for the screening and symposium include,  amongst others, Rob Byrne (San Francisco Silent Film Festival), Charles Fairall & Steve Bryant (BFI) , Anke Mebold (DIF, Germany), Kathryn Millard (Macquarie University, Sidney), Jeanne Pommeau (Národní Filmový Archiv), Giorgio Trumpy (University of Zurich), Tom Vincent (Aardman Animations, Bristol) and Liz Watkins (University of Leeds). The last day of the conference is dedicated to Sarah Street‘s workshop, The Eastmancolor Revolution: History, Themes and Context.

For more information, please contact Dr. Elza-Tantcheva-Burdge (Colour Group; etan711@talktalk.net) or Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ruedel (HTW; ruedel@htw-berlin.de).

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