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New film using hand colourised photography of WW1
« on: Wednesday 24 January 18 19:34 GMT (UK) »
http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/peter-jackson-world-war-one-film-ww1-1202670953/

Interesting interview here with film-maker Peter Jackson (he of The Hobbit fame) speaking about the new film, using historical footage of WW1, digitally enhanced and hand coloured.

What a very worthwhile project.  It will appear at the London Film Festival, be broadcast on the BBC and a copy provided for every secondary school in the country.

Only a very little shown of the hand colourisation here, but given the way that black and white images are 'brought to life' (often by our very talented Photo Board Rootschatters), I think this film will be absolutely astonishing.
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Re: New film using hand colourised photography of WW1
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 15:45 BST (UK) »
Just updating this. It will be released on October16th in cinemas, with copies going to UK schools. I've also read that it will be shown on BBC at a later date. From the short trailer I've seen it looks beautifully done.

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Re: New film using hand colourised photography of WW1
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 October 18 04:36 BST (UK) »
In a promo last night, they said that he (Jackson) got lip-readers to work out what the soldiers etc were saying, so they could dub in sound!
Colouring shown last night looked really great, too!
What a great project.

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Re: New film using hand colourised photography of WW1
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 October 18 04:51 BST (UK) »
I can't wait to see this.