Paul Mertons Weird World of Early Cinema.



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Paul Mertons Weird World of Early Cinema


In this BBC4 special, Paul Merton hunts for the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema, no not in Hollywood, but closer to home in pre-1914 Britain and France.

Revealing the unknown stars and lost masterpieces, he brings to life the pioneering techniques and optical inventiveness of the virtuosos who mastered a new art form. With a playful eye and comic sense of timing, Merton combines the role of presenter and director to recreate the weird and wonderful world that is early European cinema in a series of cinematic experiments of his own.

Kiss My Pixel were commissioned to help Paul achieve some of these techniques; recreating the skilled effects and editorial needed to show these masterpieces off, from live action green-screen CSO shots through grade and effects work, edit, backplates & floor composite to the finished styled examples.

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