Kinemacolor was the first successful color motion picture process, used commercially from 1908 to 1914. It was invented by George Albert Smith
George Albert Smith (inventor)
George Albert Smith was a stage hypnotist, psychic, magic lantern lecturer, astronomer, inventor, and one of the pioneers of British cinema, who is best known for his controversial work with Edmund Gurney at the Society for Psychical Research, his short-films from 1897-1903 which pioneered film...
Brighton is the major part of the city of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, England on the south coast of Great Britain...
, England in 1906. He was influenced by the work of William Norman Lascelles Davidson
William Norman Lascelles Davidson
Captain William Norman Lascelles Davidson was an early experimenter in color cinematography.-Biography:Between 1898 and 1906 Davidson spent around £3,000 trying to create a workable motion picture system using natural pigments. Although his work was unsuccessful, he influenced the people who...
. It was launched by Charles Urban
Charles Urban was an Anglo-American film producer and distributor, and one of the most significant figures in British cinema before the First World War...
's Urban Trading Co. of London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...
in 1908. From 1909 on, the process was known as Kinemacolor. It was a two-color
RG color space
The RG or red-green color space is a color space that uses only two colors, red and green. It is an additive format, similar to the RGB color model but without a blue channel. Thus, blue is said to be out of gamut...
An additive color model involves light emitted directly from a source or illuminant of some sort. The additive reproduction process usually uses red, green and blue light to produce the other colors. Combining one of these additive primary colors with another in equal amounts produces the...
process, photographing and projecting a black-and-white film behind alternating red and cyan filters
Field-sequential color system
A field-sequential color system is a color television system in which the primary color information is transmitted in successive images, and which relies on the human vision system to fuse the successive images into a color picture. One field-sequential system was developed by Dr. Peter Goldmark...
The process"How to Make and Operate Moving Pictures" published by Funk and Wagnalls
Funk and Wagnalls
Funk & Wagnalls was an American publisher known for its reference works, including A Standard Dictionary of the English Language , and the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia Funk & Wagnalls was an American publisher known for its reference works, including A Standard Dictionary of the English...
in 1917 notes the following:
- Of the many attempts to produce cinematograph pictures... the greatest amount of attention so far has been attracted by a system invented by George Albert Smith, and commercially developed by Charles Urban under the name of "Kinemacolor." In this system (to quote from Cassell's Cyclopædia of Photography, edited by the editor of this present book), only two colour filters are used in taking the negatives and only two in projecting the positives. The camera resembles the ordinary cinematographic camera except that it runs at twice the speed, taking thirty-two images per second instead of sixteen, and it is fitted with a rotating colour filter in addition to the ordinary shutter. This filter is an aluminium skeleton wheel... having four segments, two open ones, G and H; one filled in with red-dyed gelatine, E F; and the fourth containing green-dyed gelatine, A B. The camera is so geared that exposures are made alternately through the red gelatine and the green gelatine. Panchromatic film is used, and the negative is printed from in the ordinary way, and it will be understood that there is no colour in the film itself.
PremiereThe first motion picture exhibited in Kinemacolor was an eight-minute short filmed in Brighton titled A Visit to the Seaside
A Visit to the Seaside
A Visit to the Seaside was the first successful film in natural color and the film was filmed with Kinemacolor. It is an 8 minute short film of Brighton that shows people doing activities. It was directed by George Albert Smith. It is ranked high historical importance....
, which was trade shown in September 1908. On 26 February 1909, the general public first saw Kinemacolor in a programme of twenty-one short films shown at the Palace Theater in London. The process was first seen in the United States on 11 December 1909, at an exhibition staged by Smith and Urban at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG and known colloquially as The Garden, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan and located at 8th Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station.Opened on February 11, 1968, it is the...
in New York.
In 1910, Kinemacolor released the first dramatic film made in the process, Checkmated. The documentary film
Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record...
With Our King and Queen Through India
With Our King and Queen Through India
With Our King and Queen Through India is a British documentary. The film is silent and made in the Kinemacolor additive color process....
(also known as The Durbar at Delhi
The Delhi Durbar , meaning "Court of Delhi", was a mass assembly at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the coronation of a King and Queen of the United Kingdom. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, it was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire. The 1911...
, 1912) and the dramas The World, the Flesh and the Devil
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1914 film)
The World, the Flesh and the Devil was a British silent drama film, and was the world's first dramatic feature film to be photographed in color...
(1914), and Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children's novel written by English playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in 1886...
(1914) were the first three feature films made in color. Unfortunately, these latter two features were also among the last films released by Kinemacolor.
Success and declineKinemacolor projectors were eventually installed in some 300 cinemas in Britain, and 54 dramatic films were produced. Four dramatic short films were also produced by Kinemacolor in the United States in 1912–1913, and one in Japan, Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (1914).
However, the company was never a success, partly due to the expense of installing special Kinemacolor projectors in cinemas. Also, the process suffered from "fringing" and "haloing" of the images, an insoluble problem as long as Kinemacolor remained a successive frame process. Kinemacolor in the U.S. became most notable for its Hollywood studio being taken over by D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
David Llewelyn Wark Griffith was a premier pioneering American film director. He is best known as the director of the controversial and groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance .Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera...
, who also took over Kinemacolor's failed plans to film Thomas Dixon's
Thomas Dixon, Jr.
Thomas F. Dixon, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author, perhaps best known for writing The Clansman — which was to become the inspiration for D. W...
The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan is the title of a novel published in 1905. It was the second work in the Ku Klux Klan trilogy by Thomas F. Dixon, Jr. that included The Leopard's Spots and The Traitor. It was influential in providing the ideology that helped support the...
, which eventually became The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation is a 1915 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and based on the novel and play The Clansman, both by Thomas Dixon, Jr. Griffith also co-wrote the screenplay , and co-produced the film . It was released on February 8, 1915...
1915 in film
The year 1915 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* February 8 : D.W Griffith's The Birth of a Nation premieres at Clune's Auditorium Los Angeles and breaks box office and film length records, running at a total length of 3 hrs 10 minutes.* June 18 : The Motion Picture Directors...
The first (additive) version of Prizma Color
The Prizma Color system was a technique of color motion picture photography, invented in 1913 by William Van Doren Kelley and Charles Raleigh. Initially, it was a two-color additive color system, similar to its predecessor, Kinemacolor...
, developed by William Van Doren Kelley in the U.S. from 1913 to 1917, used some of the same principles as Kinemacolor. In the U.K., William Friese-Greene
William Friese-Greene was a British portrait photographer and prolific inventor. He is principally known as a pioneer in the field of motion pictures and is credited by some as the inventor of cinematography.-Career:William Edward Green was born on 7 September 1855, in Bristol...
developed another additive colour system for film called Biocolour. However, in 1914 George Albert Smith sued Friese-Greene for infringing Kinemacolor's patents, slowing the development of Biocolour by Friese-Greene and his son Claude
Claude Friese-Greene , British-born cinema technician, filmmaker, and cinematographer, most famous for his 1926 collection of films entitled The Open Road....
in the 1920s.
List of films made in Kinemacolor
- The Adopted Child (1911)
- AldershotAldershotAldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about southwest of London. The town is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council...
- All's Well That Ends WellAll's Well That Ends WellAll's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623....
- Alpes-MaritimesAlpes-MaritimesAlpes-Maritimes is a department in the extreme southeast corner of France.- History : was created by Octavian as a Roman military district in 14 BC, and became a full Roman province in the middle of the 1st century with its capital first at Cemenelum and subsequently at Embrun...
— Cascade de Courmes (1912)
- The AlpsAlpsThe Alps is one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west....
- An American Invasion (1913)
- The Amorous Doctor (1911)
- Artillery Drill at West Point (1910)
- Atlantic CityAtlantic City, New JerseyAtlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, and a nationally renowned resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. The city also served as the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast...
- The Baby (1910)
- A Balkan Episode (1911)
- Band of Queen's Highlanders (1909)
- Big Waves at BrightonBrightonBrighton is the major part of the city of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, England on the south coast of Great Britain...
- Biskra and the SaharaSaharaThe Sahara is the world's second largest desert, after Antarctica. At over , it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as Europe or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean...
- The Blackmailer (1911)
- Boys Will Be Boys (1911)
- Brown's German Liver Cure (1911)
- The Bully (1910)
- The Burglar as Father Christmas (1911)
- Burial of the MaineUSS Maine (ACR-1)USS Maine was the United States Navy's second commissioned pre-dreadnought battleship, although she was originally classified as an armored cruiser. She is best known for her catastrophic loss in Havana harbor. Maine had been sent to Havana, Cuba to protect U.S. interests during the Cuban revolt...
- Butterflies (1913)
- By Order of Napoleon (1910)
- By the Side of the Zuyder Zee (1912)
- Caesar's Prisoners (1911)
- CairoCairoCairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...
and the Nile (1912)
- The Call of the Blood (1913)
- The Cap of Invisibility (1912)
- Carnival at NiceNiceNice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of more than 955,000 on an area of...
- Carnival in Ceylon (1913)
- Carnival Scenes at NiceNiceNice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of more than 955,000 on an area of...
and CannesCannesCannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a Commune of France in the Alpes-Maritimes department....
- Cart Horse Parade-May 31-Regent's ParkRegent's ParkRegent's Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is in the north-western part of central London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden...
- Castles in the Air (1912)
- Cat Studies (1908)
- Charles Barnold's Dog and Monkey (1912)
- Checkmated (1911)
- Children Forming United States Flag at AlbanyAlbany, New YorkAlbany is the capital city of the U.S. state of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York's Capital District. Roughly north of New York City, Albany sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, about south of its confluence with the Mohawk River...
- Children's Battle of Flowers at NiceNiceNice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of more than 955,000 on an area of...
- Choosing the Wallpaper (1910)
- A Christmas Spirit (1912)
- Church Parade of the 7th Hussars and 16th Lancers (1909)
- A Cingalese Fishing Village in Ceylon (1913)
- A Citizeness of Paris (1911)
- The Clown's Sacrifice (1911)
- Coney Gets the Glad Eye (1913)
- Coney as a Peacemaker (1913)
- Coronation of George VGeorge V of the United KingdomGeorge V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War until his death in 1936....
- The Coster's Wedding (1910)
- The Crusader (1911)
- Dandy Dick of BishopsgateBishopsgateBishopsgate is a road and ward in the northeast part of the City of London, extending north from Gracechurch Street to Norton Folgate. It is named after one of the original seven gates in London Wall...
- A Detachment of Gordon Highlanders (1909)
- Detective Henry and the Paris Apaches (1911)
- A Devoted Friend (1911)
- Egypt (1910)
- Elevating an Elephant (1913)
- An Elizabethan Romance (1912)
- Entertaining Auntie (1913)
- Esther: A Biblical Episode (1911)
- The Explorers (1913)
- The Fall of Babylon (1911)
- Farm Yard Friends (1910)
- Fate (1911)
- Fifty Miles from Tombstone (1913)
- The Fisherman's Daughter (1911)
- Floral Fiends (1910)
- The Flower Girl of Florence (1911)
- Following Mother's Footsteps (1911)
- For the Crown (1911)
- A French Duel (1911)
- From Bud to Blossom (1910)
- From Factory Girl to Prima Donna (1911)
- The Funeral of Edward VIIEdward VII of the United KingdomEdward VII was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910...
- Galileo (1911)
- A Gambler's Villainy (1912)
- Ganges at Benares (1913)
- The General's Only Son (1911)
- George V's Visit to IrelandIrelandIreland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...
- Gerald's Butterfly (1912)
- Girl Worth Having (1913)
- Gladioli (1913)
- Haunted Otter (1913)
- HiawathaHiawathaHiawatha was a legendary Native American leader and founder of the Iroquois confederacy...
- A Highland Lassie (1910)
- The Highlander (1911)
- His Brother's Keeper (1913)
- His Conscience (1911)
- His Last Burglary (1911)
- The House That Jack Built (1913)
- How to Live 100 Years (1913)
- The Hypnotist and the Convict (1911)
- Ice Cutting on the St. Lawrence River (1912)
- In GollywogGolliwoggThe "Golliwogg" was a character in children's books in the late 19th century and depicted as a type of rag doll. It was reproduced, both by commercial and hobby toy-makers as a children's toy called the "golliwog", and had great popularity in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and...
- In the Reign of Terror (1911)
- Inaugurazione del Campanile di San Marco, VeniceVeniceVenice is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region...
- Incident on BrightonBrightonBrighton is the major part of the city of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, England on the south coast of Great Britain...
- Indiens sur le terrain M. A. A. A. (1910)
- The Inventor's Son (1911)
- The Investiture of the Prince of WalesEdward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936.Before his accession to the throne, Edward was Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay...
at CaernarvonCaernarfonCaernarfon is a Royal town, community and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,611. It lies along the A487 road, on the east banks of the Menai Straits, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. The city of Bangor is to the northeast, while Snowdonia fringes Caernarfon to the east and southeast...
- Italian Flower and Bead Vendors (1912)
- Italy (1910)
- Jack and the BeanstalkJack and the BeanstalkJack and the Beanstalk is a folktale said by English historian Francis Palgrave to be an oral legend that arrived in England with the Vikings. The tale is closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant-killer. It is known under a number of versions...
- Jane ShoreJane ShoreElizabeth "Jane" Shore was one of the many mistresses of King Edward IV of England, the first of the three whom he described respectively as "the merriest, the wiliest, and the holiest harlots" in his realm...
- Japan (1913)
- Johnson at the Wedding (1911)
- Julius Caesar's Sandals (1911)
- Kinemacolor Fashion Gazette (1913)
- Kinemacolor Panama Pictures (1913)
- Kinemacolor Photo Plays (1913)
- Kinemacolor Puzzle (1909)
- Kinemacolor Songs (1911)
- The King and Queen on Their Way to Open the Victoria and Albert MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumThe Victoria and Albert Museum , set in the Brompton district of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects...
- The King of Indigo (1911)
- Kitty the Dressmaker (1911)
- Lady Beaulay's Necklace (1911)
- Lake GardaLake GardaLake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last ice age...
Northern Italy (1910)
- Launch of the S.S. Olympic (1912)
- The Letter (1909)
- Liquors and Cigars (1910)
- The Little Daughter's Letter (1911)
- Little Lady Lafayette (1911)
- Little Lord FauntleroyLittle Lord FauntleroyLittle Lord Fauntleroy is the first children's novel written by English playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in 1886...
- The Little Picture Producer (1914)
- The Little Wooden Soldier (1912)
- The London Fire Brigade (1910)
- London Zoological Gardens (1910)
- Lost Collar Stud (1914)
- The Lost Ring (1911)
- Love and War in Toyland (1913)
- Love Conquers (1911)
- Love in a Cottage (1911)
- Love of Riches (1911)
- Love Story of Charles II (1911)
- Love's Strategy (1911)
- A Lucky Escape (1911)
- The Lust for Gold (1912)
- Magic Ring (1911)
- The Making of the Panama CanalPanama CanalThe Panama Canal is a ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1904 to 1914, the canal has seen annual traffic rise from about 1,000 ships early on to 14,702 vessels measuring a total of 309.6...
- The Marble Industry at CarraraCarraraCarrara is a city and comune in the province of Massa-Carrara , notable for the white or blue-grey marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione River, some west-northwest of Florence....
- A Merry Monarch (1913)
- The Mighty Dollar (1912)
- The Millionaire's Nephew (1911)
- The Minstrel King (1912)
- Miscellaneous Flowers (1914)
- Mischievous Puck (1911)
- Mission Bells (1913)
- Modelling Extraordinary (1912)
- A Modern Hero (1911)
- The Modern Pygmalion and Galatea (1911)
- Motor and Yacht Boating in England (1910)
- Music Hath Charms (1911)
- Mystic Manipulations (1911)
- A Narrow Escape (1913)
- Nathan HaleNathan HaleNathan Hale was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British...
- Natural Color Portraiture (1909)
- Naval Review at SpitheadSpitheadSpithead is an area of the Solent and a roadstead off Gilkicker Point in Hampshire, England. It is protected from all winds, except those from the southeast...
- Nell Gwynn the Orange Girl (1911)
- Nobility (1912)
- A Noble Heart (1911)
- Normal Melbourne (1912)
- Nubia, Wadi HalfaWadi HalfaWadi Halfa is a city in the state of Northern, in northern Sudan, on the shores of Lake Nubia . It is the terminus of a rail line from Khartoum and the point where goods are transferred from rail to ferries going down the Lake Nasser...
and the Second Cataract (1911)
- Oedipus Rex (1911)
- Ofia, the Woman Spy (1912)
- The Old Guitar (1912)
- The Old Hat (1910)
- Oliver CromwellOliver CromwellOliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader who overthrew the English monarchy and temporarily turned England into a republican Commonwealth, and served as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland....
- Only a Woman (1912)
- Other People's Children (1913)
- Pageant of New RomneyNew RomneyNew Romney is a small town in Kent, England, on the edge of Romney Marsh, an area of flat, rich agricultural land reclaimed from the sea after the harbour began to be silted up. New Romney was once a sea port, with the harbour adjacent to the church, but is now more than a mile from the sea...
, HytheHythe, KentHythe , is a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, in the District of Shepway on the south coast of Kent. The word Hythe or Hithe is an Old English word meaning Haven or Landing Place....
, and SandwichSandwichA sandwich is a food item, typically consisting of two or more slices of :bread with one or more fillings between them, or one slice of bread with a topping or toppings, commonly called an open sandwich. Sandwiches are a widely popular type of lunch food, typically taken to work or school, or...
- Pagsanjan Falls (1911)
- Paris Fashions (1913)
- The Passions of an Egyptian Princess (1911)
- The Peasants and the Fairy (1911)
- Performing Elephants (1913)
- Phil Rees' Stable Lads (1912)
- Picking Strawberries (1910)
- PisaPisaPisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa...
- PompeiiPompeiiThe city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning...
- Potomac Falls VirginiaGreat Falls of the Potomac RiverThe Great Falls of the Potomac River are located at the fall line of the Potomac River, upstream from Washington, D.C. Great Falls Park, operated by the National Park Service, is located on the southern banks in Virginia, while Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parkland is located along the northern banks...
- The Power of Prayer (1913)
- The Priest's Burden (1911)
- The Princess of Romana (1913)
- The Rabbits-Sheep-Carrots for the Donkey (1909)
- Rambles in Paris (1913)
- Reaping (1909)
- The Rebel's Daughter (1911)
- Representatives of the British Isles (1909)
- Reptiles (1912)
- Review of Troops by George VGeorge V of the United KingdomGeorge V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War until his death in 1936....
- Revues des Boy Scouts a MontrealMontrealMontreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...
- The Richmond Horse Show (1910)
- The Rivals (1913)
- Riviera Coast Scenes (1909)
- Riviera Fisher Folk (1909)
- Robin HoodRobin HoodRobin Hood was a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally, Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes....
- A Romance of the Canadian Wilds (1910)
- Romani the Brigand (1912)
- Royal Ascot (1912)
- A Run with the ExmoorExmoorExmoor is an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England, named after the main river that flows out of the district, the River Exe. The moor has given its name to a National Park, which includes the Brendon Hills, the East Lyn Valley, the Vale of Porlock and ...
- Sailing and Motor Boat Scenes at SouthwickSouthwick-Places:India* Southwick, Ooty, a suburb of Ooty town in the state of Tamil Nadu.England* Southwick, Hampshire , a village in the county of Hampshire* Southwick, Northamptonshire, a small village* Southwick, Somerset, a small village...
- Samson and Delilah (1911)
- Santa Claus (1913)
- Saved From the TitanicSaved From the TitanicSaved From the Titanic is a 1912 silent motion picture short starring Dorothy Gibson, an actual survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.The movie was shot in less than two weeks and in black and white, with color scenes...
(1912) (only two scenes were filmed in Kinemacolor)
- The Scarlet LetterThe Scarlet LetterThe Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an...
- Scenes a MontrealMontrealMontreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...
comprenant le GymkhanaGymkhanaGymkhana is a typical Anglo-Indian expression, which is derived from the Hindi-Urdu word for "racket court," is an Indian term which originally referred to a place where sporting events take place. The meaning then altered to denote a place where skill-based contests were held...
- Scenes in AlgeriaAlgeriaAlgeria , officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.In terms of land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab...
- Scenes on the Mediterranean (1913)
- A Scrap of Paper (1913)
- A Seaside Comedy (1912)
- The Silken Thread (1911)
- Simpkin's Dream of a Holiday (1911)
- Small Game at the Zoo (1912)
- Soldiers' Pet (1909)
- SpreewaldSpreewaldThe Spreewald is situated about 100 km south-east of Berlin. It was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991. It is known for its traditional irrigation system which consists of more than 200 small channels within the area. The landscape was shaped during the ice-age...
- St. John the Baptist (1912)
- Stage Struck (1913)
- Steam (1910)
- The Story of the Orange (1913)
- The Story of the Wasp (1914)
- Strange Mounts (1912)
- Suffragette's Parade in Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....
- The Sugar Industry of JamaicaJamaicaJamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length, up to in width and 10,990 square kilometres in area. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea, about south of Cuba, and west of Hispaniola, the island harbouring the nation-states Haiti and the Dominican Republic...
- Sunset on the Nile (1913)
- Swank and the Remedy (1911)
- Swans (1909)
- Sweet Flowers (1909)
- Tartans of Scottish ClansTartans of Scottish ClansTartans of Scottish Clans is a 1906 British short silent documentary film, directed by George Albert Smith as a test for his newly patented Kinemacolor system, which features a sequence of appropriately labelled Scottish tartan cloths, with an abundance of reds and greens, the two colours used by...
- Telemachus (1911)
- Three Cape Girls (1912)
- The Tide of Fortune (1912)
- Theodore RooseveltTheodore RooseveltTheodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States . He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity...
- There Is a God (1913)
- Tobogganing in Switzerland (1913)
- La ToscaLa ToscaLa Tosca is a five-act drama by the 19th-century French playwright Victorien Sardou. It was first performed on 24 November 1887 at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris, with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role...
(1911) with Lillian RussellLillian RussellLillian Russell was an American actress and singer. She became one of the most famous actresses and singers of the late 19th century and early 20th century, known for her beauty and style, as well as for her voice and stage presence.Russell was born in Iowa but raised in Chicago...
based on the play by Victorien SardouVictorien SardouVictorien Sardou was a French dramatist. He is best remembered today for his development, along with Eugène Scribe, of the well-made play...
- A Tragedy of the Olden Times (1911)
- TrilbyTrilbyA trilby hat is a type of fedora. The trilby is viewed as the rich man's favored hat; it is commonly called the "brown trilby" in England and is much seen at the horse races. It is described as a "crumpled" fedora...
and Svengali (1911)
- A Trip Up Mount LoweMount Lowe (California)Mount Lowe is a mountain on the southern fold of the San Gabriel Mountains. Originally named Oak Mountain, it was renamed for Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, who is credited for being the first white man to set foot on and plant the American flag at its peak, and who built the Mount Lowe Railway to...
- A True Briton (1912)
- Two Can Play at the Same Game (1911)
- The Two Chorus Girls (1911)
- Two Christmas Hampers (1911)
- Two Clowns (1906)
- The Two Rivals (1912)
- Uncle's Picnic (1911)
- The Unveiling of the Queen Victoria MemorialVictoria Memorial (London)The Victoria Memorial is a sculpture in London, placed at the centre of Queen's Gardens in front of Buckingham Palace and dedicated to Queen Victoria....
- The Vandal Outlaws (1912)
- VeniceVeniceVenice is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region...
and the Grand CanalGrand Canal of VeniceThe Grand Canal is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city...
- The Vicissitudes of a Top Hat (1912)
- View of BrightonBrighton
- A Visit to AldershotAldershotAldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about southwest of London. The town is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council...
- A Visit to the Seaside (1908)
- Visite de son Altesse Royale le Duc de Connaught a MontrealMontrealMontreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...
- Voyage de LiverpoolLiverpoolLiverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...
a VancouverVancouverVancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is the hub of Greater Vancouver, which, with over 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country,...
- Washington's Home and Grounds at Mount VernonMount Vernon (plantation)Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The mansion is built of wood in neoclassical Georgian architectural style, and the estate is located on the banks of the Potomac River.Mount Vernon was designated...
- Water Carnival at Villefranche-sur-MerVillefranche-sur-MerVillefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.-Geography:...
- Waves and Spray (1909)
- William Howard TaftWilliam Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States...
- William TellWilliam TellWilliam Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th century Swiss chronicle....
- Winter in MoscowMoscowMoscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...
- Winter Sports at AreÅre MunicipalityÅre Municipality is a municipality in Jämtland County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Järpen.The present municipality was formed in 1974 through the amalgamation of "old" Åre Municipality with the surrounding municipalities Hallen, Kall, Mörsil and Undersåker...
- With Our King and Queen Through IndiaWith Our King and Queen Through IndiaWith Our King and Queen Through India is a British documentary. The film is silent and made in the Kinemacolor additive color process....
(The Durbar at Delhi) (1912)
- The Wizard and the Brigands (1911)
- Women Draped in Patterned Handkerchiefs (1908)
- The World, the Flesh, and the Devil (1914)
- Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Japan, 1914)
- http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/special/kinemacolor-taft.htmKinemacolor frames of William Howard TaftWilliam Howard TaftWilliam Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States...
- Kinematograph Apparatus for the Production of Colored Pictures, by George Albert Smith, U.S. patent, filed 1907.
- "My Impressions of 'Kinemacolor'", Wilson's Photographic Magazine, 1912.
- "Animation in Natural Colours", Moving Pictures, 1912.