Hungarian Filmlaboratory is re-colouring Ludas Matyi
National Hungarian Filmarchivum presented the renovated parts of the movie ont he 35th Hungarian Filmparade. The Fimlmlab’s new results of digital development debuted with the remake of Kálmán Nadasdy’s Ludas Matyi (1949). They are done with the 3rd and 4th part of the film.
The aim is to put the nitronegative and the sound negative into the condition of having a new film copy of it. After a hand-made re-colouring at Filmlab they produce a digital copy. Then there comes the re-couloring of the faded parts, with animation technology or with the help of computers.They finish the procedure with grading.
MTA SZTAKI and the University of Veszprem also helps the work. They are going to finis hit by the end of 2004.