The first movie filmed in color was way back in 1908, and even before that there were hand-painted motion pictures. But Technicolor took filmmaking to a whole new level. The word Technicolor refers to both the company formed in 1914 and the process they developed for adding color to movies. It wasn't a sudden breakthrough, though, but the result of years of tweaking the technology by filtering and blending light. Audiences became aware of the term only when the word Technicolor was connected with the eye-popping 1939 movies The Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind.
The latest video from Vox explains both the history of Technicolor and how it works. Along the way, we learn some really neat trivia about The Wizard of Oz.