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Claude Friese-Greene

Cinematographer from United Kingdom

Claude Friese-Greene (3 May 1898, Fulham, London – 1943, Islington, London), British-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. Each alternate frame of the monochrome print was then stained red or green. Although the projection of Biocolour prints did provide a tolerable illusion of true colour, it suffered from noticeable flickering and red-and-green fringing when the subject was in rapid motion. In an attempt to overcome the colour fringing problem, a faster-than-usual frame rate was used. In 1911, George Albert Smith and Charles Urban filed a lawsuit against William, claiming that the Biocolour process infringed upon Smith's Kinemacolor patents. William won the first round, but in 1914 the House of Lords reversed the previous decision in favor of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Claude Harrison Greene,Freezy,C. Friese-Greene,C.F. Green
Date of birth
1898-05-03
Place of birth
London
Nationality
United Kingdom
Parents
William Friese-Greene
Profession
Cinematographer

Death

Date of death
1943
Place of death
London

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