THE MAKING OF 2-COLOR TECHNICOLOR (1922-1933)
The World's First Color Motion Picture Film Process
 
 
ORIGINAL SCENE INTO CAMERA LENS, SPLIT TO FILM PATH #1: ORIGINAL SCENE INTO CAMERA LENS, SPLIT TO FILM PATH #2:

RED FILTER IN PATH #1:

BLUE-GREEN FILTER IN PATH #2:

RED SCENE ILLUMINATING BLACK AND WHITE FILM STOCK #1:

BLUE-GREEN SCENE ILLUMINATING BLACK AND WHITE FILM STOCK #2:

PROCESSED FILM #1 (RED SCENE):

PROCESSED FILM #2 (BLUE-GREEN SCENE):

MATRIX PRINT OF FILM #1 (RED SCENE) = FILM #3

MATRIX PRINT OF FILM #2 (BLUE-GREEN SCENE) = FILM #4:

CYAN DYE:

RED-ORANGE DYE:

MATRIX PRINT FILM #3 (RED SCENE) WITH METALLIC SILVER CHEMICALLY REMOVED
AND THEN CYAN DYED:

MATRIX PRINT FILM #4 (BLUE-GREEN SCENE) WITH METALLIC SILVER CHEMICALLY REMOVED
AND THEN RED-ORANGE DYED:

MATRIX PRINT FILMS #3 AND #4 ADDED TOGETHER BY DYE TRANSFER ONE AFTER THE OTHER
ONTO NEW FILM STOCK #5 = MASTER TECHNICOLOR PRINT
REMEMBER, THIS WAS 1922-1933.  FOR A 2 COLOR SYSTEM, RESULTS ARE SURPRISINGLY GOOD.  IN PRACTICE, DYE ADJUSTMENT, AND CAREFUL SCENE COLOR PLANNING (ie. avoiding pure blue objects like sky, etc.) COULD YIELD QUITE REALISTIC RESULTS.

 
 
 

COMPARE WITH ORIGINAL SCENE. 

2-color Technicolor movie example:
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