You’ll never guess how they made this Wizard of Oz color transition

The moment Dorothy emerges from her house after the tornado in MGM’s The Wizard of Oz is one of the most memorable scenes in film history, but have you ever wondered how it came about? Dorothy seems to be stepping from a black and white world into a color world, but that was in 1939, before today’s AI-powered tricks didn’t exist.

A video on TikTok has become a huge hit after analyzing the scene and breaking down how the effect was achieved. And it shows how ingenious filmmakers had to be before the advent of CGI and deepfake technology, and how the results could be just as stunning for audiences.

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