Black-and-white film of a snowball fight in France in 1896 is colourised

Duck! Black-and-white film of a snowball fight in France in 1896 is colourised and speed-adjusted to look stunningly modern Film capturing people having snowball fight in France in 1896 been colourised Footage was originally filmed by the famous Lumière brothers Auguste and Louis Colourised by Joaquim Campa, 42, from Barcelona, before being speed adjusted

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 09:44 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 10:21 BST, 6 October 2020

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A black-and-white film capturing a group of men and women having a snowball fight in France in 1896 has been brought back to life in full colour for a 21st century audience.

The footage, which was originally filmed by the famous Lumière brothers Auguste and Louis, was colourised by Joaquim Campa, 42, from Barcelona, before a team of experts changed the velocity and resolution of the clip to give it a modern feel.

The original French film Bataille de boules de neige, also known as Snowballing, was a short silent film which depicted a group of individuals playing in the snow on a city street in Lyon.   

A group of men and women have a snowball fight on a city street in Lyon, France, in 1896

A group of men and women have a snowball fight on a city street in Lyon, France, in 1896

A cyclist who was riding his bike though the chaos loses his balance and falls on the road after being hit by a snowball

A cyclist who was riding his bike though the chaos loses his balance and falls on the road after being hit by a snowball

The original black-and-white film, titled Bataille de boules de neige in French, was filmed by Auguste and Louis Lumière

The original black-and-white film, titled Bataille de boules de neige in French, was filmed by Auguste and Louis Lumière

During the clip, revellers, dressed in winter coats and hats, pick up snow from the city streets and throw snowballs through the air at each other.

A passing cyclist is hit by a flying snowball and falls off his bike after losing control.  

Mr Campa, who works as a HR Director for a Mobile Gaming Company in Barcelona, said he used the AI software DeOldify to restore the footage in just 15 minutes.

He told MailOnline: 'I used the AI software called

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