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How Peter Jackson brought colour to WW1

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SUBSCRIBE to the OFFICIAL BBC YouTube channel: LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to access Live TV and Box Sets: A behind the scenes look at how director Peter Jackson created his WWI documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, using the latest techniques to colourise and restore archive footage. WhatDoArtistsDoAllDay | Peter Jackson | BBC #ArmisticeDay #bbc


Scrambled Greg : INCREDIBLE I have waited my whole life for someone to restore old war footage like this. I personally believe it will profoundly change the way we regard history. Imagine if we could start restoring more footage like this. The possibilities are endless.

Trygve Heivang : "How Sir Peter Jackson brought colour to WW1". He has a name BBC. It's Peter Jackson. And you can add a Sir to that. His name alone weighs enough that you should remember it by now.

i HughmannTM : is it worth the effort ? Yes it is .... coz the way we tell history is very boring and imagining every thing is not possible by today's fragile mind and these people are doing very great job even best of applause is not enough... and we can't do justice to their hard work just by the words coz the process is very pain enduring... that's all I have to say ... Peace ✌

Nunnha B : The color transitions really hit home.

ERFGT DSFSDF : Do we really have to call him "lord of the rings director"? I mean isnt he famous enough to be just called by his own name 'George Lucas'?

philip paine : Peter Jackson's team have put colour to a hundred more hours of film held by the Imperial War Museum for future directors to produce some more films ....a generous touch by Jackson.

sconchy : Today is the 100 Anniversary of the end of the conflict that changed the world.

Dante Marotta : He brought them back to life, amazing film

Old Films and Stuff : Usually, colorisations of older 35mm film don't even use HD transfers so to see this kind of dedication and understanding of the format is truly admirable.

Shibin Mathew : Peter Jackson would have sufficed.

Drakkonus Frostburn : God bless everyone of you who took the time & effort to restore & modernize all of this footage.

Graham Cutforth : "one day, someone out there, is going to watch this documentary, and smile, and not realize they are smiling at their great grand father."

Deathshuck : This is really important work, because WW1 is shrouded with so much ignorance and misinformation.

moinmoin : I love everything about this project. What an amazing piece of history. In 100 years from now people will still watch this film.

Hadden Sorter : I wanna be as relaxed as peter Jackson is in the first few seconds

OlafurArons : Amazed that we have such an incredible and creative-minded person like Peter Jackson who's all in to put in the effort to make this remaster, a remasterpiece. There's no other word for it, really.

stephen myler : I was truly blown away by this documentary ,

Jaybee Productions : I watched this film last night. It was an incredibly immersive and moving piece of work. The highly detailed post production effort really pays-off, giving you a uniquely deep insight into some aspects of this harrowing war. Nice to get a peak into the process (on Click too). Hats-off to all involved in the production, much appreciated.

Richard Burton : A brilliant and worthwhile achievement. The part where the film transitioned from black and white into colour and filled the whole screen was as heart stopping a moment as any modern thriller or action movie.

Guilherme John Vines : I'm wondering when it's going to release here in Brazil

Darvin Gramajo : Documentary directed by Peter Jackson is just enough. Just the name is good enough for me

Andreas Altmark : Hope he does a similar documentary about ww2.

Ohlordy 456 : I mean, you could just say his name is Peter Jackson. Neat video though, looking forward to this

James Hurst : A masterpiece of film restoration. The film was so engaging and enlightening. 90 minutes flew by in a moment. I hope to watch this again.

Ian Chesney : I have sooo much respect for this man! i love history always have sometimes i feel like im the only person who appreciates it. but now that its in color just maybe people will care about history. how people interacted how people dressed, what was expected, what was the cuisine like 100 years ago from a country i have never been too?....i actually got into cooking and i can cook well and its all because of history, i can tell you 16-17 century Spanish food is extremely tasty. learning history will teach you how to live.

MrJohnam123 : Truly a masterpiece, no other words for what Sir Peter Jackson and his team have managed to bring the WW1 to life. A whole generation who may have been forgotten about brought to life their lives and stories told to allow the current generation to learn about the horrors these young men will have gone through. A true film of remembrance. Simply amazing!

b00st3d E92 : It’s amazing seeing these videos in color, it changes your whole perspective

reconrascal : How can anyone dislike this film? thank you so much for this film, story and restoration. My Grandad was in this war and survived. I feel that much closer to him have seen this film and shared the experiences shown and shared by those narrators. You must be very proud. Thankyou

Are You Thicc? : PETER JACKSON, his name is Peter Jackson, not ‘Director of The Lord of the Rings’

Richard Frost : I just saw this on Sunday in Australia in the cinema and it was incredible. I wish we had the 3D print - seems that Australia may have only got the 2D print but that alone is well worth it. The 3D experience would add another level of immersion. I cant wait for the BluRay release (I hope there is one) that explains like this video how they did the conversion as the process of restoration is just as fascinating as the film itself. This is a masterpiece and I am sure will be referenced as the ground breaking film it is!

phillip sonne : Thanks alot. not only the LOTR, but now this. You Sir are making history :)

Loren S : This picture is of incredible quality, even on the big screen

Justice Warrior : Amazing!!! Blessing work!

swimmad456 : I was lucky enough to see They Shall not Grow Old at the cinema with a live sync to the London Film Theatre. Leaving aside the undoubted technical and artistic wizardry, the hundred or so minutes were beautifully compiled and arranged with the interweaving of veteran's recording. The work of a master film maker.

lucky88shp : What an incredible project...this is amazing! I would sit through days of this kind of footage without rest!

Zero Cool : Cropping it to 16:9 was however a mistake.

Daniel Bjørkman : Holy shit thats some tedious work. Thank god they´re doing it <3

baga sada : "lotr director" who thefuck doesn't know Peter jackson

George Curtis : God bless this man. He has my upmost respect

ಠ_ಠ : I hope he restores WW2 footage as his next project, and there is way more footage to pick from WW2 as well!

Hills Of Eternity : Shout out to my boy Sean RANKLIN and Lord of the wings!! BIG UPS LIQUID RICHARD

The Other Side : *I don't even want to imagine the amount of work that must have been put inside this.* *Would be damn near impossible to restore all WW1 footages.*

Krzyzstof Polecat : What a true passion project. Stunning film.

memo boy : that's just incredible work

The Movie Wolf : History is beyond important and it needs to be told and shared in every respectable way possible

Chuffpup : This is what we want to see. The process is integral in understanding the end product. It's not "real" sound, color, or even 100% what was captured and preserved, but it has been "restored" so well, it puts you there.

Anthony Tonev : Next - recover Napoleonic Wars from paintings and caricature drawings.

R Michael 46 : Wow! I'm genuinly impressed! Keep up the good work! I'm really looking forward to see the final result!

Richie Rich : Everything this man touches turns to gold. May you live forever Sir Peter Robert Jackson!