TALK: ‘In all the Hues of Nature’ – How Colour came to the Cinema


Sat Jan 29 2022 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm


24 Rutland Square,,Edinburgh,EH1 2BW,GB | Edinburgh, SC

TALK: \u2018In all the Hues of Nature\u2019 \u2013 How Colour came to the Cinema
In 2022 our talks will yet again open up to the public.
First out is ‘In all the Hues of Nature’ – How Colour came to the Cinema.
Speaker: James Beyer.
Saturday 29th January 2022,
12noon, Club Room
Free for Scottish Arts Club Members (sign up sheet in the Foyer), £5+fees for the public.
Following his earlier presentation – ‘How the Movies Learnt to Talk’ – James Beyer continues his look at cinema history with an informative and entertaining introduction to the development of colour. Covering the period from the mid-19th century to the mid-1930s, this introduction to ‘How Colour came to the Cinema’ will examine the work of early inventors and pioneers, primitive examples of colourisation, the firstattempts at reproducing ‘natural colour’ and ground-breaking systems such as Kinemacolor, Pathécolor and Technicolor. The presentation will end with a brief look at examples of modern colourisation. Along the way we will meet – among others – Sir Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, William Friese-Greene, Charles Pathé, Judy Garland and Errol Flynn!
James Beyer is a retired teacher. He is conductor and founder of The Edinburgh Light Orchestra which has been entertaining Edinburgh audiences for more than 40 years. During a lifetime’s contribution to the musical life of the City, organisations with which he has been associated include the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra, the Edinburgh Quartet, the Edinburgh Opera Company and Penicuik Amateur Operatic Society – both of which he was musical director/conductor. James occasionally writes articles for magazines; and was a reviewer during the Edinburgh Festival for The Edinburgh His interest in film and film collecting began at an early age. Primarily interested in the technical development of the cinema, television and broadcasting in general, James has amassed a collection of screen ‘classics’ in 16mm and other film gauges which he proudly shows in his home cinema!

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24 Rutland Square,,Edinburgh,EH1 2BW,GB, United Kingdom

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