The Telegraph (and the British Museum) have released this rather fabulous featurette which gives us a look at the first ever colour film. According to the story, the film was show in 1902 by ‘a little-known Edwardian photographer’ named Edward Turner.

Edward Turner patented his method of capturing moving colour images more than a decade before the invention of Technicolor. He filmed London street scenes, a pet macaw and his three children playing with a goldfish in the family’s back garden.

Over 100 years later, the National Media Museum in Bradford found the footage and set to work restoring it allowing us to see how Turner created the first ever colour video footage. Have a watch below. It’s simply brilliant!


Source: Telegraph