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This DVD set contains 71 selected short films by Segundo de Chomon, who was well known for his special effects in silent films.  The films on this set are listed below:

Spanish film pioneer Segundo de Chomón spent most of his influential career associated with Pathé Laboratories. Chomón joined the company in 1901 and set up a laboratory for adding color to film in Barcelona. He started directing newsreels the following year. Chomón's innovations include the development of several camera tricks, including single-frame techniques, optical dissolves, and complicated traveling shots. In 1902, Chomón successfully combined live-action with miniatures in the short Choque de Trenes/Collision of Trains. In 1905, he was the first Spanish filmmaker to use stop-motion techniques in Eclipse de Sol/Eclipse of the Sun. Toward the end of 1905, Chomón relocated to Paris to direct over 100 short films for Pathé; he also shared his techniques with other directors. He first used the traveling shot (the first time it was ever used) in a scene for La Vie et la Passion de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ/The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ (1907), which was directed by Ferdinand Zecca and Lucien Nonguet. Chomón accomplished the shot by devising a special skating device, and perfected the special shot while filming Cabiria for Italian director Giovanni Pastrone in 1914.In 1909, Chomón was among the first to use silhouettes in one of the first animated films, the surreal Une Excursion Incoherente/Traveler's Nightmare. Chomón returned to Barcelona in 1910 and worked closely with Juan Fuster to create a series of short fiction films. In 1911, he produced a series of travel documentaries for Pathé and later in the year founded Ibérico, his own production company (he released his films through Pathé). Chomón moved to Italy in 1912 and worked as a cinematographer and special effects technician with the Italia Film company, for whom Chomón also directed several animated shorts.

Chomón co-invented a two-tone color process in the 1920s with Swiss engineer Ernest Zollinger. The pair later exhibited two color films at various science expos. Chomón died of illness in Paris in 1929 shortly after returning from Morocco where he was shooting color footage.

List of films:
Segundo de Chomon - Ah! La Barbe (1905)
Segundo de Chomon - Barcelone et son Parc (1911)
Segundo de Chomon - Barcelone, parc au cr‚puscule (1904)
Segundo de Chomon - Burgos (1911)
Segundo de Chomon - Cauchemar et Doux reves (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Création de la Serpentine (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Danse des Ouled-Naid (1902)
Segundo de Chomon - Electric Hotel (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - En Avant la Musique (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - Gérone, La Venise Espagnole (1912)
Segundo de Chomon - L'abeille et la Rose (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - L'Antique Tolede (Espagne) (1912)
Segundo de Chomon - L'antre de la sorciere (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - L'aspirateur (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - L'Hotel Hante (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - L'insaisissable Pickpocket (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - L'Iris fantastique (1912)
Segundo de Chomon - L'Obsession de l'or (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - L'‚ape du spirite (1910)
Segundo de Chomon - L'‚étang Enchant‚ (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - la belle au bois dormant (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - La Boite a Cigars (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - La Fée des Roches Noires (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - La Fée printemps (1902)
Segundo de Chomon - La Grenouille (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - La leçon de Musique (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - La Légende du Fant“me (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - La maison Ensorcel‚e (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - La pied du Mouton (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - La Table Magique (1905)
Segundo de Chomon - Le bailleur (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - Le charmeur (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Le Courant El‚ctrique (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Le jugement de Paris (1902)
Segundo de Chomon - le Miroir Magique (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Le Petit Poucet (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - le Reve des Marmitons (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Le Roi des Dollars (1905)
Segundo de Chomon - Le Sculpteur Express (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - le Sorcier Arabe (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Le Spectre Rouge (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - Le theatre eletrique de Bob (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - Le troubadour (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Le Voleur Insivible (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - les Cent Trucs (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Les Dés Magiques (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - les Glasses Merveilleuses (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - les Lunatiques (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - les Oeufs de Paques (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - Les Ombres Chinoises (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Les Papillons Japonais (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - les Tulipes (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - les Verres enchantés (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - Los heroes del sitio de Zaragoza (1905)
Segundo de Chomon - Louie Fuller (1902)
Segundo de Chomon - Marriage du roi d'espagne (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Metempsycose (1907)
Segundo de Chomon - Metamorphoses (1912)
Segundo de Chomon - Pickpocket ne Craint pas les entraves (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - Plongeur Fantastique (1905)
Segundo de Chomon - Reception de S.M. Alphonse XIII … Barcelone (1904)
Segundo de Chomon - Roses Magiques (1906)
Segundo de Chomon - Sculpteur Moderne (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Souperstition Andalouse (1912)
Segundo de Chomon - Symphonie Bizarre (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - The Secret Suitcase -fragment- (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Transformations Élastiques (1908)
Segundo de Chomon - Une Excursion Incoherante (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - Une nuit ‚pouvantable (1905)
Segundo de Chomon - Voyage au planete Jupiter (1909)
Segundo de Chomon - L'Araigne D'ór (1909)


DVD-Rs ARE Approximately 325 minutes long.

Region Free  (can be played in all DVD players).

PURELY VISUAL EXPERIENCE; SILENT FILMS WITH NO MUSIC.  INTERTITLES, WHERE PROVIDED, ARE IN SPANISH AND FRENCH.  VERY EASY TO COMPREHEND WHAT IS GOING ON EVEN WITHOUT THEM.