The clip after the jump features some of the earliest color motion pictures that you’ll ever see. Thanks to a “flicker” effect throughout, the beautiful actresses in these preserved tests have a strange, almost ghostly appearance. According to Kodak’s A Thousand Words blog, the reason is two-fold: “First, early cameras were hand cranked, or hand wound, to feed the film through. This could result in slight variations in speed. Second, there could be uneven densities in the film itself because of its age.” Click through and prepare to be mesmerized.
[via Boing Boing]