Kathryn Millard is a writer, dramaturg and filmmaker. Psychology, mental health, popular fallacies and the afterlife of images are recurring themes in Kathryn’s body of work which spans award-winning feature dramas and documentaries. Major credits as writer and director include the features Shock Room, Random 8, The Boot Cake, Travelling Light, Parklands and Light Years. Colour Files, Kathryn’s series of short documentaries (in production), delves into the audio-visual archive to explore key moments in the social history of colour. Kathryn is Professor of Screen and Creative Arts at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Tuesday, June 12 - AM Breakout Session Tutorial
Friday, June 15 - AM Breakout Session Tutorial
The Colour Wars: Colour Film Technologies and Aesthetics Post-War
This session includes a screening of the latest documentary in my Colour Files series followed by a discussion focused on the expansion of colour science and technology in the immediate post-war era. From the ‘colour wars’ between Technicolor and Eastman Kodak to the psychology of colour, this period was marked by a transformation of how we see colour on screen, at home and in the office.