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
Have you not seen the prints projected?
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
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