TRADE TATTOO

by Len LYE
1937 / color / sound / 1S / 5' 00

Trade Tattoo went even further than Rainbow Dance in its experimental use of the three-colour process. This time Lye used the Technicolor system. The film is based on black and white “found footage” taken from GPO Film Unit documentaries (including Night Mail). The way he transformed these images has been described as the most complex job of film printing and colour grading ever attempted. He added animated words and patterns to make the images incredibly rich and multi-layered. Music was provided by a Cuban group, the Lecuona Band.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 26,00 €

distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 26,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 26,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 26,00 €