MEETINGS FOR 2016-2017
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
COLOUR IN FILM
Monday to Wednesday 27 - 29 March 2017
BFI Southbank and Friends House, London
LAST FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE - SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT - SEE BELOW
Colour in Film is an unique international event intended to foster and stimulate the interaction between the two vibrant, but still separate, colour film restoration and colour science circles.
The Second International Conference, Colour in Film will take place from 27-29 March, 2017 at BFI Southbank and Friends House, London.
Colour in Film is aimed at everyone interested in colour in cinema, colour in cultural heritage, colour reproduction and restoration, and colour perception, whether a film restorer, archivist, historian, enthusiast, or a colour scientist.
The event is co-organised by the Colour Group GB (http://colour.org.uk/) and HTW – University of Applied Sciences Berlin (http://www.fiafnet.org/pages/Community/Supporters-HTW.html and http://krg.htw-berlin.de/files/Stg/KR/Bachelor/KRG_Audiovisuelles_und_Fotografisches_Kulturgut-Moderne_Medien_En.pdf.pdf), in cooperation with ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors (University of Zurich) (http://filmcolors.org/2015/06/15/erc/) The British Film Institute (BFI), and Eastman Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85 (University of Bristol).
The 2017 Colour in Film Conference will cover the entire breadth of colour in moving images, from early (pre)cinema's chromolithographic printing through the applied colours of tinting, toning and their Desmetcolor rendition, from chromogenic Agfacolor and Eastmancolor through the video- and film-based look of the golden age of British colour television and up to modern, current grading in the digital domain.
The conference will begin with an afternoon of screenings in the beautiful NFT3 theatre at BFI Southbank on March 27, followed by a full day of symposium sessions in Friends House, Euston Road, London, where we will conclude on March 29 with Sarah Street's project workshop on the Eastmancolor revolution.
For further information, please contact Dr. Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, Vice Chair of the Colour Group (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Ulrich Ruedel, Professor for Conservation and Restoration of Modern Media at HTW Berlin (email@example.com)
DAY ONE (27th March) - NFT3, BFI, Southbank
Once again the organisers of the conference are pleased to announce that the English dramatist, composer and author, Neil Brand, will accompany a number of screenings. He is a renowned expert and regular silent film accompanist at London's National Film Theatre. Brand has acted and written plays for the BBC and most recently has composed the scores for two newly restored films from the 1920s: The Wrecker and Anthony Asquith's Underground. His book, Dramatic Notes, investigates the art of composing narrative music for the cinema, theatre, radio and television. (www.neilbrand.com)
|12:00 hrs||REGISTRATION||BFI Southbank Foyer.|
|13.00 hrs||Opening of the Conference||Dr Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, Colour Group (GB) and Prof Ulrich Rűdel, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin|
|13.05 hrs||1 Historical Film Colours - Restoration Works in Progress||Prof Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich, ERC Advanced Grant Film Colors|
|13.20 hrs||2 Agfacolor Animation||Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, Berlin and Michaela Mertova, Czech Film Archive, Prague|
|13.50 hrs||3 Original Tinting: České hrady a zámky||Jeanne Pommeau, Czech Film Archive, Prague|
|14.30 hrs||4 The Boy who Turned Yellow||Prof Sarah Street, Eastman Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85, University of Bristol and Kieron Web, Film Conservation Manager, BFI National Archive|
|15.30 hrs||5 Amateur Fims||Paul Frith, Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of East Anglia|
|15.45 hrs||6 Antarctic Expeditions||Dr Elizabeth Watkins, University of Leeds|
|16.15 hrs||7 Kinemacolor - a BFI Digital Case Study|| Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, Berlin
|16.30 hrs||KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Chromolithographic Loops: Digital Restoration and Aspects of Presentation
| Anke Mebold, Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Filmarchiv
|17.10 hrs||Concluding remarks||Concluding remarks Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, and Dr Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, CG(GB)|
|EARLY PUBLIC SCREENING EVENT - tickets are required for this - see below|
|18.15 hrs||BEHIND THE DOOR||Public early screening event accompanied by Neil Brand. Introduction and concluding remarks by Robert Byrne, Film Restorer and President of the SF Silent Film and Bryony Dixon, BFI National Archive, Silent Film Curator. NB TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE PRICE AND MUST BE OBTAINED FROM BFI - SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE|
DAY TWO (28th March) – George Fox Room, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
|09.00 hrs||Opening and introduction to the second conference day||Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW Berlin|
|09.05 hrs||KEYNOTE SPEAKER
This Room is Surrounded by Film!
|Introduced by Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW
Charles Fairall CMgr, IEng, FCMI, MIET, Head of Conservation, BFI National Archive, and
Steve Bryant, Television Archivist
|09.45 hrs||Session ONE
|Chaired by Prof Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich, ERC Advanced Grant Film Colors|
|10.00 hrs||Chromolithographic Loops: History and Preservation||Lea- Aïmee Frankenbach, MA Student at HTW|
|10.15 hrs||Chromolithographic Loops||Anke Mebold, Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Filmarchiv and
Lea- Aïmee Frankenbach, MA Student at HTW
|10.25 hrs||Still in the Script? Questions of authenticity and performance in the restoration of early colour film||Dr Elizabeth Watkins University of Leeds|
|11.05 hrs||Session TWO
History and Restoration
|Chaired by Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, Berlin, Conservation and Restoration of Modern Media|
|11.10 hrs||Colour of Clay||Tom Vincent, Aardman Animations|
|11.40 hrs||Novel Lighting Technologies for Scanning Historical Film||Julius Muschaweck Film Restoration & Archiving, ARRI, Munich|
|12.10 hrs||Resurrecting the Colors of Irvin Willat's 'Behind the Door'||Robert Byrne Film Restorer, President San Francisco Silent Film Festival|
|13.30 hrs||Session THREE
Colour, Science and Optical Illusions
|Chaired by Dr Elza Tantcheva-Burdge|
|13.30 hrs||KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Indigenous Colour: The Quest to Make Australia’s First Colour Feature
|Prof Kathryn Millard, Macquarie University, Sydney|
|14.15 hrs||Spectral analysis of historical film images||Dr Giorgio Trumpy University of Zurich, imaging scientist, ERC Advanced Grant Film Colors|
|14.45 hrs||TEA BREAK|
|15.10 hrs||COLOUR GROUP KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Seeing is Not Always Believing: Visual Illusions
|Prof Andrew Stockman Steers Chair of Investigative Eye Research, UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology, Honorary Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital|
|15.55 hrs||Round Table – Q & A
Speakers from days one and two
|Chaired by Prof Ulrich Rűdel|
|16.50 hrs||Concluding remarks||Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, and
Dr Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, CG(GB)
|09.00 hrs||Opening and introduction to Day Three||Dr Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, CG(GB)|
The Eastmancolor Revolution: History, Themes and Context
|Chaired by Prof Sarah Street, University of Bristol, Eastman Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85|
|09.30 hrs||KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Installing Eastman: Early Implementations of Eastman Color in US Film Laboratories
|Dr Heather Heckman University of South Carolina, Director of Moving Image Research Collections|
|10.20 hrs||COFFEE BREAK|
|10.45 hrs||Perverting the system : Peeping Tom and Eastmancolor||Kirsty Sinclair Dootson PhD Student , Yale University, USA|
|11.10 hrs||'People prefer colour': the wholesale transition from black and white to colour in 1960s British Cinema||Dr Laura Mayne University of York, Post-doctoral Researcher
|11.35 hrs||Colour film and cinema advertising||Dr Richard Farmer University of UEA, Post-doctoral Researcher|
|12.10 hrs||Round Table||Led by Dr Paul Frith, University of EA and Chris Cholmondeley, UK Servicing Executive for Studiocanal. Kieron Webb, Film Conservation Manager, BFI National Archive, will also participate in the debates|
|13.00 hrs||Concluding remarks; introduction to the 2018 Conference||Prof Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, and
Dr Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, CG(GB)
Program: a PDF version of the program is available to download. (140 kB)
Abtracts: are also available to download as a PDF file (approx 50kB)
BFI Southbank and George Fox Room, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Varies by day - see Programme
There are 12 ticket classes to the Conference: determine which type of ticket you require from the table below, then click the orange button and buy your ticket(s) using the secure PayPal system.
NOTE: if you also wish to see the film Behind the Door on Day One, you will need a ticket which you can purchase at the same time as your Conference ticket - your Conference ticket does NOT include this screening.
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All students will get a year's free membership of the Colour Group (GB) on production of a valid student card.
At the conference non-members can take a reduced membership of £15 rather than £20.
Ticketsmay be bought on the day but will attract additional £20
The Eastmancolor Revolution and
British Cinema, 1955-85
Czech National Film Archive