To install VIAN please refer to the installation guide on Github.
Please be aware that while available builds are usable, they are not considered stable. Bugs are to be expected.

About VIAN WebApp

The VIAN WebApp has been developed by Gaudenz Halter and Silas Weber in the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors research project at the University of Zurich, by principal investigator Barbara Flueckiger, professor at the Department of Film Studies, University of Zurich in collaboration with the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab of Renato Pajarola Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, with his team Rafael Ballester-Ripoll and Enrique Paredes. The VIAN WebApp is based on the software VIAN (visual video annotation and analysis), which was also developed by Gaudenz Halter in the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors research project.

All the tools and software are linked to the interactive digital humanities platform Timeline of Historical Film Colors and were developed based on insights gathered by the FilmColors research team based on a detailed computer-assisted analysis of more than 400 films from 1895–1995.


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, grant agreement No 670446 FilmColors.

In addition, the development of the VIAN software was supported by the Digital Society Initiative and the competence center Citizen Science from the University of Zurich.
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