12 Events of Film

Timeline created by MrDragneel
In Film
  • Invention of Thaumatrope

    Invention of Thaumatrope
    The invention of the Thaumatrope (the earliest version of an optical illusion toy that exploited the concept of "persistence of vision" first presented by Peter Mark Roget in a scholarly article) by an English doctor named Dr. John Ayrton Paris
  • Phenakistiscope

    Phenakistiscope
    the invention of the Fantascope (also called Phenakistiscope or "spindle viewer") by Belgian inventor Joseph Plateau, a device that simulated motion. A series or sequence of separate pictures depicting stages of an activity, such as juggling or dancing, were arranged around the perimeter or edges of a slotted disk. When the disk was placed before a mirror and spun or rotated, a spectator looking through the slots 'perceived' a moving picture.
  • Invention of celluloid film

    Invention of celluloid film
    A British inventor, William H. Fox Talbot, an English classical archaeologist, made paper sensitive to light by bathing it in a solution of salt and silver nitrate. The silver turned dark when exposed to light and created a negative, which could be used to print positives on other sheets of light sensitive paper.
  • The first demonstration of Phasmotrope

     The first demonstration of Phasmotrope
    the first demonstration of the Phasmotrope (or Phasmatrope) by Henry Renno Heyl in Philadelphia, that showed a rapid succession of still or posed photographs of dancers, giving the illusion of motion
  • the invention of the Praxinoscope by French inventor Charles Emile Reynaud

    the invention of the Praxinoscope by French inventor Charles Emile Reynaud
    the invention of the Praxinoscope by French inventor Charles Emile Reynaud - it was a 'projector' device with a mirrored drum that created the illusion of movement with picture strips, a refined version of the Zoetrope with mirrors at the center of the drum instead of slots; public demonstrations of the Praxinoscope were made by the early 1890s with screenings of 15 minute 'movies' at his Parisian Theatre Optique
  • Eadweard Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion

    Eadweard Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion
    British photographer Eadweard Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion, showing how people and animals move.
  • Kodak camera

    Kodak camera
    George Eastman introduces the lightweight, inexpensive Kodak camera, using film wound on rollers.
  • Thomas Edison and W.K. Dickson develop the Kinetoscope

    Thomas Edison and W.K. Dickson develop the Kinetoscope
    Thomas Edison and W.K. Dickson develop the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device in which film is moved past a light.
  • Coin-operated Kinetoscopes appear in a New York City amusement arcade.

    Coin-operated Kinetoscopes appear in a New York City amusement arcade.
    Coin-operated Kinetoscopes appear in a New York City amusement arcade.
  • First private screening

    First private screening
    In France, Auguste and Louis Lumière hold the first private screening. The brothers invent the Cinématograph, a combination camera and projector
  • The first animated cartoon is produced

    The first animated cartoon is produced
    The first animated cartoon is produced about a clown
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    D. W. Griffith's technically brilliant Civil War epic, The Birth of a Nation, introduces the narrative close-up, the flashback and other elements that endure today as the structural principles of narrative filmmaking