The first non-digital bluescreen

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  05 May 2003
The first non-digital bluescreen

Does anyone know what film used the first non-digital bluescreen?
  05 May 2003
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 May 2003

no, not dubble exposure. Thanks anyway but I wanted to know when the first shots of an actor against a coloured background took place.
  05 May 2003
I believe that "a trip to the Moon"(1902) was made by George Melies, not the Lumiere bros.

Jerron Smith
  05 May 2003
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.

Last edited by jadamburke : 05 May 2003 at 04:00 AM.
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