Historical Item

Name: Kodacolor

Category: Tool

Size/weight: 16mm


Value: The film unit cost $335

Uses: Film making and photography

Description (ca. 1921):

Kodacolor was the brand name for a specific type of film developed by Eastman Kodak, at the earliest being used for film making. The use of “lenticular” photography allowed images made with the film to have more depth with various frames for animation and layers for altering images. The film add primary colors together to produce a variety of other available pigment for use in film and photography, as opposed to removing colors from white light to keep certain shades and dyes from reaching the human eye to form the image. With the film, Eastman released the first 16 mm camera unit, with the projector, tripod, screen and splicer in 1923. It was meant to be an effective and less expensive alternative in order to help photography rookies.