nertz2mertz Posted December 22, 2013 Report Share Posted December 22, 2013 Everyone was wondering about the non-colorized Christmas tree lights -- that is, why they turned white when they were plugged in... When the artists colorize a black-and-white film, they have to have something on the original film to add the color to... In computer terms, they have to have some black-and-white/gray pixels on which to affix a color value... When the lights were turned off, they appeared as shades of gray in the original film. So the artists could make them red, blue, green, yellow, whatever... When they were plugged in, on the original film, all the gray tones were "blown out" and all you had was essentially a totally white image... So when it came to colorize them, there was nothing there to colorize! What I enjoyed about the colorized show was noticing how much DETAIL I suddenly saw in the background. This is a result both of the colorization process AND the fact that the picture is now in high-def... But I noticed a lot of little things, like the nick-nacks in the room, things hanging in the closets... In the Rome hotel room, Ricky's brief case is sitting over near the door... When the shows are in standard def black-and-white, all of these things become muted, blurry "background" with no real disctinction... It was like seeing the room(s) for the first time! Tjw I also noticed in the Italy episode, when Ricky arrived looking for Lucy and he opened the closet door, one of Lucy's blue dress was colorized with the right color. Tells me they really tried to look at detail. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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