Some original hand-painted prints of Opus 1 were preserved, and 16mm prints from these are still in circulation today. When you see the 16mm prints projected you can see the hand-painted color bleed beyond the edges of the white shapes (unlike in those youtube videos). Later Moritz himself provided new color restorations of Opus 1 and/or Ballet Mecanique, but I always prefered the unrestored versions.
Have you not seen the prints projected?
Pip Chodorov

At 17:08 -0500 31/01/15, Laura Trager wrote:
Any leads you might have regarding the use and preservation of color in Ruttmann's films or in early abstract films in general will be greatly appreciated.
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