The Evolution of Color in Film

Wired takes a look back at how colors in film have evolved over the last 116 years, from hand-painted frames in the early 1900s to today’s stunning high-dynamic-range imaging technology (HDR) that was used in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

“Before they figured out how to shoot film in color, filmmakers were painting their footage, frame-by-frame. Fast forward a century and the HDR technology available to colorists means we are to see more detail than ever on our screens.”