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Filmcolors SIGNED

Film Colors. An Interdisciplinary Approach.

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Project "Filmcolors" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RAMISTRASSE 71
city: ZURICH
postcode: 8006
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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙913˙143 €
 EC max contribution 2˙913˙143 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2021-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT ZURICH CH (ZURICH) coordinator 2˙913˙143.00


 Project objective

Film is in essence colored light projected onto a screen. Its aesthetics are thus highly determined by the material properties of film and the optical configuration of the cinematic apparatus. To this day, however, there is no systematic study of the relationship between the technology and aesthetics of film colors, despite the fact that, following the digital turn in film production and distribution, the understanding of this relationship is more essential than ever before. Over 200 film color processes were developed since the invention of film. They are presented on the Timeline of Historical Film Colors, which will be an integral part of the project. The groundbreaking nature of this project lies in a truly interdisciplinary research design with a novel methodology to explore the interaction of technological advances and limitations with film color aesthetics, identifying diachronic patterns of stylistic means. To this end it develops a tool through recent advancements in digital humanities for crowd-sourcing of color analyses of large groups of films. In-depth studies of technical papers and scientific measurements of film colors will investigate the technical basis of films’ aesthetic appearance. These insights will be applied to the digitization and restoration of historical films to explore and disseminate the results. While every serious art restoration connects scientific analyses with art-historical and aesthetic investigations, a similar approach is rarely applied to film. In summary, the present research proposal capitalizes on the principal investigator’s preceding studies to bridge the gap between technology and aesthetics. With the methods described here, the results will trace previously hidden roots of aesthetic developments of film colors. While the project is ambitious, it builds on a sizable methodological foundation to optimize risk management and guarantee significant advances in the understanding of film colors.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Noemi Daugaard, Olivia Kristina Stutz, Sebastian Köthe
For Her, for Him. Advertising in the Silent Era.
published pages: 183–186, ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-167682
Le giornate del cinema muto 37 2020-04-04
2018 Olivia Kristina Stutz, Isabel Krek, Sebastian Köthe
Das Geheimnis der Marquise
published pages: 190, ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-167737
Le giornate del cinema muto 37 2020-04-04
2020 Barbara Flueckiger, Noemi Daugaard, Olivia Kristina Stutz
Shattered Provenance in the Digitization of Early Color Films
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Provenance and Early Cinema 2020-04-03
2018 Barbara Flueckiger
Colorful Copyright Books by George Kleine at the Library of Congress.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-168361
2018 Barbara Flueckiger
Digital Tools for the Analysis of Film Colors
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-168367
Film Colors. An Interdisciplinary Approach, 2020-04-04
2018 Flückiger, Barbara; Halter, Gaudenz
Building a crowdsourcing platform for the analysis of film color
published pages: 80-83, ISSN: 1542-4235, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-169281
The Moving Image 18(1) 2020-04-04
2019 Gaudenz Halter, Rafael Ballester‐Ripoll, Barbara Flueckiger, Renato Pajarola
VIAN: A Visual Annotation Tool for Film Analysis
published pages: 119-129, ISSN: 0167-7055, DOI: 10.1111/cgf.13676
Computer Graphics Forum 38/3 2020-04-03
2019 Diecke, Josephine
There\'s Colour ... and Colour – Farbfilme aus Wolfen im Qualitätswettstreit
published pages: 68-79, ISSN: 1010-3627, DOI:
Cinema 64 2020-04-04
2020 Barbara Flueckiger, Gaudenz Halter
Methods and Advanced Tools for the Analysis of Film Colors in Digital Humanities
published pages: , ISSN: 1938-4122, DOI:
Digital Humanities Quarterly 20,1 2020-04-03
2020 Barbara Flückiger
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Von den Anfängen des Films bis zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Der internationale Film von 1895 bis 1945. Filmgeschichte, Band 1 2020-04-03
2018 Noemi Daugaard, Olivia Kristina Stutz
The Rock Garden
published pages: 198–199, ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-167760
Le giornate del cinema muto 37 2020-04-04
2019 Diecke, Josephine
Interview: Vom Filmlabor bis zur Farbkorrektur – Interview mit Richard Grell über Qualität
published pages: 144 - 152, ISSN: 1010-3627, DOI:
Cinema 64 2020-04-04
2018 Flückiger, Barbara
Digitalisierung des Filmerbes
published pages: Flückiger, Barb, ISSN: 0942-4954, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-159753
Montage AV 27(1)153-168. 2020-04-04
2020 Barbara Flückiger
Farbe und Ausdrucksbewegung. Jacques Demys Musicals Les Parapluies de Cherbourg und Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
published pages: 31-42, ISSN: 1861-9622, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-185544
Film-Konzepte 56 2020-04-03
2020 Josephine Diecke, Noemi Daugaard
Digitale Medien und Methoden. Historiographische Analyse von Technologiediskursen
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-4126, DOI:
Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 2020-04-03
2018 Olivia Kristina Stutz
Den gyldne drøm
published pages: 191–192, ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-167756
Le giornate del cinema muto 37 2020-04-04
2020 Bregt Lameris, Barbara Flueckiger
Teaching the Materiality of Film
published pages: , ISSN: 1542-4235, DOI:
The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists 2020-04-03
2019 Lameris, Bregt
Hallucinating colours – psychedelic film, technology, aesthetics and affect
published pages: 85-97, ISSN: 2035-5270, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-183380
Cinéma & Cie 19(32) 2020-04-01
2019 Flückiger, Barbara
Torn between Chromophobia and Colour Mania: Developments of Early Technicolor
published pages: VI 1-VI 35., ISSN: 0000-0000, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-153533
Colour Turn 1/1 2020-04-01
2019 Flückiger, Barbara
Farbe, Licht, Raum in Blade Runner 2049
published pages: 6–16, ISSN: 2192-0885, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-174730
Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung 7(1) 2020-04-01
2019 Flückiger, Barbara
Die Farben des Films
published pages: 52-57, ISSN: 1015-2474, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-169777
NIKE-Bulletin 19/1 2020-04-01
2019 Trumpy, Giorgio; Flückiger, Barbara
Chromatic callier effect and its repercussions on the digitization of early film colors
published pages: 010506-1-010506-, ISSN: 1943-3522, DOI: 10.5167/uzh-168857
The Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 6 2020-04-01
2017 Bregt Lameris
The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities by Charles R. Acland, Eric Hoyt
published pages: 140, ISSN: 1532-3978, DOI: 10.5749/movingimage.17.2.0140
The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists 17/2 2019-07-05
2016 Barbara Flueckiger
Color and Subjectivity in Film
published pages: 145–161, ISSN: , DOI: 10.5167/uzh-126903
Subjectivity across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives. 2019-07-05
2017 Barbara Flueckiger
A Digital Humanities Approach to Film Colors
published pages: 71, ISSN: 1532-3978, DOI: 10.5749/movingimage.17.2.0071
The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists 17/2 2019-07-05

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