Birth of an Art: The History of Color in Film

The team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames in the early 1900's to the new digital tools used today by colorists all over the world. 


About Filmmaker U: Before the age of digital mentorship played a key role in film crews, post crews, and filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged DP, Editor, Filmmaker, or any other position in the film industry. 

 Pro’s who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career delighted in sharing the knowledge, techniques, tricks, and ideas, they had learned over the decades. However, with this digital age, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game. 

 Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern-day film industry. This online education series will bring the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring media artist who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship. 


 Check out our color correction course by "Mad Max: Fury Road" colorist Eric Whipp. To find out more about Eric's class go to 

 Eric Whipp started work as a colorist in the 1990’s. In 2007 he worked on Academy Award-winning film Happy Feet. This is where his relationship with George Miller began and they re-united on "Mad Max: Fury Road." Eric sits down to discuss his approach, techniques, and ideas on color correction and his work on the groundbreaking film "Mad Max: Fury Road."

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