Norwich Scenes in Dufaycolor

1934 , Norwich (Norfolk)

An example of the Dufaycolor film process, featuring scenes around the centre of Norwich, filmed in the year Spicer-Dufay launched its 16mm stock affordable to the amateur film maker.

The logo for Dufaycolor is at the head of the film. The subject matter was chosen to show off the process of the film stock's built in colour filters. There are shots of the cattle market, the castle ditches, flower stalls on the market, and a view of Westlegate with a fruit and vegetable shop (once the Barking Dickey pub). A bus goes up St Andrews Hill against a background of posters. The Briton's Arms is shown on Elm Hill. More flowers are featured in Chapelfield Gardens: a girl holds up a posy to the camera. The film closes with a girl skipping.

Featured Buildings

Briton's Arms; Barking Dickey

Keywords

Dufaycolor; Film processing

Background Information

The following information is from research by Simon Brown published on-line at www.bftv.ac.uk/projects/dufaycolor.htm: The new 16mm colour film, along with an improved 35mm stock was presented at the Savoy Hotel in April 1934, and the 16mm film was released onto the market in September to great success, using the slogan “Dufaycolor: Everybody’s Colour Film”. The advertising emphasised the simplicity and the inexpensiveness of producing “a living and permanent record of life as you saw it”. [21] It was enthusiastically received, the Amateur Cine World proclaiming “Dufaycolor involves the user in no more trouble and but little greater cost than ordinary black and white film, and can be used with confidence by the veriest (sic) amateur”

Manifestations

Norwich Scenes in Dufaycolor

  • Barcode
    INV360395
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:22
    Modification Date
    15/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731739
  • Barcode
    INV340100
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:22
    Modification Date
    15/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731720
  • Barcode
    INV358408
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:22
    Modification Date
    27/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    730501
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV372734
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:14
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    709535
  • Barcode
    INV394462
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:03:15
    Modification Date
    09/09/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    691205
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV307586
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 799
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    13/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    675877
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV173676
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 697
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673761
  • Barcode
    INV259372
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-404
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:04:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563460
  • Barcode
    INV??1701
    Canonical Identifier
    B-70
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562599
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV210318
    Canonical Identifier
    A-693
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    Dufaycolor
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    N
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): camera
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561267
    Sound
    silent

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