1926: The Origin of Colour Cinema
by One Hundred Years of Cinema
Color is such an important part of the film-going experience, and we often even take it for granted. In this video essay, One Hundred Years of Cinema hones in on some of the earliest uses of color in film, singling out The Black Pirate (1926) for setting a new standard in film history—using color to inform the audience about character and story.
The Pitch Box is a open call for you to pitch an idea you have for a video essay. Interested in the way Kubrick uses color in A Clockwork Orange or how to use dialogue in an opening scene? Tell us what you want to see.