Sunday, January 30, 2011
Black and White to Color
mental_floss has a great article on the process of colorizing black and white films, and why it happened in the first place.
"Studio photographs of productions and romps through studio costume shops often helped determine what color a prop or costume really was. If those methods failed, technicians could fall back on coloring items at their own discretion. As you might expect, this process wasn’t cheap; it set producers back upwards of $3,000 per minute of film."