Are color movies harder to do under water? In 1956?

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    mm Guest

    Are color movies harder to do under water? In 1956?

    The latter part of the Cisco Kid tv series was made in color, but
    Seahunt, which would have looked fantastic in color and was made by
    the same producer, and started the year after the Cisco Kid ended, is
    in black and white?

    Was there some reason in the 50's it was harder to shoot color under
    water, even harder or more more expensive than on land?

    Cross-posted to and Please let me know from
    which group you are replying. I'm only reading one of them now.

    mm, Jun 7, 2010
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    Ofnuts Guest

    The first Cousteau movie dates back to 1956 and was in color.

    This said, shooting under water requires more sensitive (and therefore
    more expensive) film and the shooting itself is quite hazardous,
    resulting in more wasted film. And then you have to work out the blue tint.
    Ofnuts, Jun 7, 2010
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