Introduction

  1. Richard Misek

Published Online: 26 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320077.ch

Chromatic Cinema: A History of Screen Color

Chromatic Cinema: A History of Screen Color

How to Cite

Misek, R. (2010) Introduction, in Chromatic Cinema: A History of Screen Color, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320077.ch

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332391

Online ISBN: 9781444320077

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Keywords:

  • color permeating film and its history - its contribution to films being fragmentary;
  • film-makers, exploiting color and black-and-white - historical developments;
  • Chromatic Cinema - overview of cinema's chromatic history;
  • notable exclusionbeing animation;
  • imprecision of “black-and-white” - cannot be ignored;
  • Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE);
  • additive color mixture - basis of early Technicolor and early twentieth-century color technologies;
  • combining colors subtractively - model referred as HSL (hue saturation lightness), HSB (hue saturation brightness) or HSV (hue saturation value);
  • two film technologies - rhetorical opposition between “black-and-white” and “color”