View Full Version : The first non-digital bluescreen

05-15-2003, 08:34 PM
Does anyone know what film used the first non-digital bluescreen?

05-16-2003, 11:13 AM
I believe it wasn't a bluescreen as we know it now, but actually double exposure in "The trip to the moon" (not sure if this is the excact title) by Lemier Brothers in at the end of 1890's.

05-16-2003, 01:32 PM
no, not dubble exposure. Thanks anyway but I wanted to know when the first shots of an actor against a coloured background took place. :hmm:

05-16-2003, 10:32 PM
I believe that "a trip to the Moon"(1902) was made by George Melies, not the Lumiere bros.

Jerron Smith

05-21-2003, 03:58 AM
the black-backing travelling matte process was used before color was invented. It involved making matte by shooting the foreground elements against an even black background and then using high-contrast film negative to generate a travelling matte.

When color was first used in live-action films in the late 30s they developed travelling mattes using color separation. "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940) was the first to use color separation to generate a matte, and yes it was a blue screen.

05-25-2003, 07:20 PM
thanx alot! :bounce: :thumbsup:

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