London Section of ”The open Road” (1924-1926) colour film!

Claude Friese-Greene (3rd May 1898, Fulham, London – died in 1943, Islington, London), English-born cinema technician, filmmaker, and cinematographer, most famous for his 1926 collection of films entitled The Open Road. Claude, born Claude Harrison Greene was the son of William Friese-Greene, a pioneer in early cinematography. William began the development of an additive colour film process called Biocolour. This process produced the illusion of true colour by exposing each alternate frame of ordinary black-and-white film stock through a two different coloured filters. After his father’s death in 1921, Claude Friese-Greene continued to develop the system during the 1920s and renamed the process Friese-Greene Natural Colour. Claude was cinematographer on more than 60 films from 1923 to 1943.

The full original film takes you through the whole stretch of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats.


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