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The black and white film of a snowball fight in France in 1896 is colored


Duck! The black and white film of a snowball fight in France in 1896 is color and speed adjusted to look breathtakingly modern

  • Film recordings of people who had a snowball fight in France in 1896 have been colored
  • The footage was originally shot by the famous Lumière brothers Auguste and Louis
  • The black and white clip was colored by Joaquim Campa [42] from Barcelona.

A black and white film capturing a group of men and women who had a snowball fight in France in 1896 has been brought back to life in color for a 21st century audience.

The footage, which was originally shot by the famous Lumière brothers Auguste and Louis, was speeded up on YouTube before it was colored by Joaquim Campa, 42, from Barcelona to give it a modern feel.

The original French film Bataille de boules de neige, also known as Snowball, was a short silent film in which a group of people played in the snow on a city street in Lyon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-mCuAQlF6U [/ embed]

A group of men and women had a snowball fight on a city street in Lyon, France, in 1896

A cyclist who has ridden his bike through the chaos loses his balance and falls on the road after being hit by a snowball

A cyclist who has ridden his bike through the chaos loses his balance and falls on the road after being hit by a snowball

The original black and white film with the French title Bataille de boules de neige was shot by Auguste and Louis Lumière

The original black and white film with the French title Bataille de boules de neige was shot by Auguste and Louis Lumière

During the clip, revelers in winter coats and hats pick up snow from the city streets and throw snowballs through the air at each other.

A passing cyclist is hit by a flying snowball and falls off his bike after losing control.

Mr Campa, who works as HR Director for a mobile gaming company in Barcelona, ​​said he used DeOldify AI software to restore the footage in just 15 minutes.

He told MailOnline: 'I used DeOldify AI software created by Jason Antic, an American developer, to colorize the images.

'It only took us 15 minutes because the software is automatic. It's a hobby of mine.

“When my wife and kids are asleep, I research and colorize photos and videos. The main part of my work is coloring photos from my city. & # 39;

He added, "I chose to do this because I love history and technology."

In 1895 the Lumière, Auguste and Louis brothers, who were among the world's first filmmakers, invented a cinematograph that allowed more than one person to see a moving image for the first time.

The cinematograph was an instant hit – and the brothers eventually went on tour with a series of ten French short films, each lasting around 50 seconds.

The device was used by the brothers to shoot the original short film Snowballing on 35mm film that became the standard.

It was one of the first films ever made, following The Horse In Motion in 1878, Roundhay Garden Scene in 1888, and The Arrival of a Train in 1895.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO4ZR1q3u4c [/ embed]

One man is making a ball with the snow he has just picked up as another person prepares to fire his snowball

One man is making a ball with the snow he has just picked up as another person prepares to fire his snowball

The footage, which was originally recorded on a cinematograph, was colored by Joaquim Campa using the AI ​​software DeOldify

The footage, which was originally recorded on a cinematograph, was colored by Joaquim Campa using the AI ​​software DeOldify

This street in Lyon is believed to be the site of the original snowball fight in France

This street in Lyon is believed to be the site of the original snowball fight in France

Despite their success, the brothers did not believe the film industry would be a long one and were once quoted as saying, "Cinema is an invention with no future."

The brothers later decided to turn their attention to the development of color photography – and soon they had patented their own process – the Autochrome Lumiere.

The process involved building a sheet of glass that was dotted with tiny dots of potato starch that were colored red-orange, green, and blue-purple and looked like a mosaic.

Over a long period of exposure, the light reflected by the colored strength would be impressed on the printed photo and transmit what appeared in real life.

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