20 Historical Film Events

Timeline created by Cobin Gonzalez
In Film
  • Horse Betting

    a few Englishmen had a bet that a horse at full speed had all feet off of the ground at some point. the set up cameras and took pictures simultaneously and when the photos where reviewed in quick session they were given an optical allusion that the horse was running.
  • First Kinetoscope Parlor

    First Kinetoscope Parlor
    People paid entry to see what they called "The Moving Images". These movies only lasted about a minute long, only one person at a time could view them.
  • Edison Money Viewer (Peephole Kinetoscope)

    Edison Money Viewer (Peephole Kinetoscope)
    As the bet concluded the rest of the world picked up on this, and one of those people was Thomas Edison. He and his company created the "Peephole Kinetoscope" for the Viewing Pleasure of one for more Profit. He had invented a Projector but feared that it would get him less money
  • Lumière Brothers

    Lumière Brothers
    The Lumière Brothers Created and Produced a Projector which would show an audience a "Moving Picture" that they called "Cinèmatographe".
  • First Hand Colored Film

    First Hand Colored Film
    The film Annabelle Serpentine Dance was the First colored and produced Film. The video was shot by William Kennedy Dickson. This was Significant because it was ahead of its time and it took effort to make.
  • Vaudeville

    Vaudeville
    French shows in small theaters that featured mainly slapstick comedy or drama. the time between the acts were filled with a short film to keep the audience entertained. as time went on the performances advanced as the time went on to the 20th century.
  • Nickelodeon

    Nickelodeon
    this was a theater made for the 30 to 60 second videos which the audience paid a Nickel for admission. They made sound Effects for the movie and accompanied it with music usually from a piano. Between movies they occasionally featured a Vaudeville act.
  • Histoire d'un crime

    Histoire d'un crime
    First Film to use Flashbacks. Directed by Ferdinand Zecca. This film sets another standard way of doing something.
  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    an employee of Thomas Edison, Edwin Porter, created the movie The Great Train Robbery. the movie was called an epic because of its long run time of 12 minutes. the movie had story and even cuts to different angles it was a marvel to the people of the 1900's
  • Nickelodeon Popularity

    Nickelodeon Popularity
    In 1910 the average amount of people attending these theaters were 26 million a week. with in the span of 5 years was a little over double of what it was. people seeing this increase made the idea of monopolizing the industry.
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    The first big Hollywood Epic. a Silent Epic Drama Film directed by D.W. Griffith. it was presented in two parts and was the first 12-reel film in the U.S.A.
  • The Fall of a Nation

    The Fall of a Nation
    The First Sequel To a Film. A Silent Drama Film Directed By Thomas Dixon, Jr. . This film was an Attempt to Cash in on the Success of the Film "The Birth Of A Nation" By D. W. Griffith.
  • Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC)

    Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC)
    the MPPC was an invention made by Thomas Edison. he wanted total control of the motion pictures which included equipment and actors. he even used brute force like threats and even destruction of equipment to independent companies to keep him the monopoly of the Motion Pictures.
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie Chaplin lived Normal as an Actor making $150 a week. later in Chaplin's life he started getting over $1 million dollars a year. his work was just dumb comedy and at this time still included no sound.
  • Westward Expansion

    Westward Expansion
    Films required lots of light to film, so carrying all those lights around New York For a Movie was stupid. once they saw California with its clean skies they started moving there for cheaper and easy movie making. soon studios set up and made California their movie making Paradise.
  • Escape From MPPC

    Escape From MPPC
    the Movement to Los Angeles was a Great escape from the MPPC. the more west they moved the less control they had. plus even if Thomas Edison's Company came over they could quickly escape from them to Mexico
  • Making Actors Prosper

    Making Actors Prosper
    Edison's Idea was to not Name the actors so they wouldn't get famous and demand more money. While Independent Companies saw money in making actors popular. they mentioned actors in hopes of getting more views for their movies just because of an actor.
  • The Golem: How He came into the World

    The Golem: How He came into the World
    The First Prequel to a film. a Silent Horror Film Directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener. One of three films in the series.
  • 16 mm Film

    16 mm Film
    this camera was made with an Increased Quality. Produced for the People with a sound Projector in 1932. This Film Quality Revolutionized the Film Industry
  • Academy Award

    Academy Award
    Wings a Movie Shot at Kelly Field In San Antonio, Texas. Wing was the first movie to win and Academy Award for Best Picture. which it was preserved by the Film Archive in 2002.