Invention

In 1915, Kalmus, Comstock, and Wescott again formed another company under the name Technicolor.6 It took Kalmus, Comstock, and Wescott sixteen years and four different processes to perfect the colored motion picture. The Technicolor process was first introduced in 1916 as a two-color additive process. It used two projectors to superimpose the two-color image onto one screen. One projector with a green filter and the other with a red. This then led to the second Technicolor process in 1919 which went from a two-color additive to a two-color subtractive process. This process had two colored prints form together, base to base. The process changed again in 1928, with the use of one film with two colors on it, one on top of the other. It was the process that was formed in 1932 that would gain the popularity of the public. This process, the three-color subtractive process, added a third color onto the one film strip.7

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