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Discovery of The World’s First Colour Film

17 Sep

On the 12th of September, the National Media Museum in Bradford, England made an announcement that changed the history of motion pictures. The first natural coloured film (previous films were hand paint with colour on the frames) had actually been invented five years earlier than what was thought to be the first colour film. In 2009 the museum found two film rolls in their archive that they thought were made by Edward Turner, who was then known to be an inventor who failed to create colour film but inspired others to keep on trying. They found during restoration that the technique Edward used was actually successful and found several clips, one of which included footage of his children playing in their back garden. [1]

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