Video artist Joaquim Campa took Louis Lumière’s iconic footage from 1896 featuring a snowball fight in the streets of Lyon, France, remastered and colorized it, and re-released it for all to enjoy. For those who don’t know, Lumière is an engineer who played a key role in the development of photography and cinema back in the late 19th century. Watch:
Snowball fight in 1896.
Lyon, France. Louis Lumière. #DeOldify pic.twitter.com/dnoE4KHRKe
— Joaquim Campa (@JoaquimCampa) September 30, 2020
Here is the original footage:
Not sure why they say it’s from 1897, all documentations I’ve read point to 1896 as the year the film was created.