1950s Kodachrome Christmas

Beautiful 16mm Kodachrome footage of a family on Christmas morning in the mid to late 1950s

Jeff Altman, a professional film colorist, revived his grandfather's beautiful 16mm Kodachrome footage and gave it a second life on Vimeo. Here, a classic 1950s Christmas morning gets a modern feel, thanks to the bright, contemporary-looking colors. 

Altman tells the story of his grandfather, a Chicago cop who loved 16mm film, in an interview here. Don't miss his films from Las Vegas in 1962 and San Francisco in 1958

For more videos by Jeff Altman, check out his Vimeo channel.

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