How Peter Jackson made his state-of-the-art World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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In the interviews and behind the scenes videos here, we learn how Jackson and his team solved the film speed problem to make the old reels look natural, how they created a color palette and removed blurriness and blemishes. Jackson also talks about his own personal stake in the project, imagining what his grandfather endured in the Great War. This connection seems to have spurred him all the more in the effort.

The videos in this piece show the amazing amount of work that went into creating “They Shall Not Grow Old”.