January 23, 2012

A Trip to the Moon Screens at the Academy

Technicolor-restored classic honored, screened at the Academy

Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences screened a celebrated film cornerstone September 6, 2011.

Technicolor Film Foundation, in partnership with Lobster Films, restored Méliès’ classic film, Voyage dans la Lune, to full-living-color.

The film was digitized using scanners and digital cameras, depending on the integrity of each section of film. The digitized film was then copied on the Haghefilm Step Printer in Holland using specially formulated chemical vapors created by Archives Française du Film.

A Trip to the Moon, one of cinema’s heirlooms, first premiered September 1, 1902 and was one of the first to use stop-motion animation and jump cuts.

For full coverage of this special event, please check out the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences official site.