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A Material-Based Approach to the Digitization of Early Applied Colors.

Op Den Kamp, C., Flueckiger, B. and Pfluger, D., 2018. A Material-Based Approach to the Digitization of Early Applied Colors. In: Fossati, G., Jackson, V., Lameris, B., Rongen-Kaynakci, E., Street, S. and Yumibe, J., eds. The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 237 - 259.

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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 scientific as well as on an interdisciplinary level. Therefore, we are in need of a better 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.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Framing Film
Uncontrolled Keywords:film; colours; aesthetics; technology; digital; restoration
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32228
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:01 May 2019 15:09
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:16


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