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Snowball Fight (1896) – Lumière Brothers films gets the HD and Colorised treatment

by | 8th, October 2020

Snowball Fight (1896) - Louis Lumière Colorised

In 1896, the French Lumière Brothers made the film Bataille de boules de neige (Snowball Fight). “The film was shot in Lyons, France using one of the duos’ all-in-one cinématographe creations,” says Petapixel, “which was part camera, part projector, and part developer.” It’s been updated by Joaquim Campa, “who used the AI-powered software DeOldify to upscale the footage to 1080p, interpolate additional frames for a smoother result, and colorize the old footage.” Does it look better than the original, or is it just a technical trick that flattens the past?

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Spotter: Flashbak, JoaquimCampa

Posted: 8th, October 2020 | In: Film, Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink