film history

Timeline created by Erino23
In Film
  • moving images where created

    in the early 1830's moving images where created by moving drums and disks
  • paper

    British inventor, William H made paper that was sensitive to light
  • pictures though a slit

    The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures . that you watched though a slit
  • moving pictures

    British photographer Edward Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion that shows how things moved
  • paper role instead of glass

    American inventor George Eastman introduces film made on a paper base instead of glass, it eliminated the need for glass plates
  • people started developing films by them selves

    Eastman Kodak eliminates the need for amateur photographers to process their own pictures.
  • pepe hole show

    Thomas Edison and W.K. Dickson develop the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device in which film is moved past a light.
  • not the only ones

    The Edison company successfully demonstrated the Kinetoscope, which enabled one person at a time to view moving pictures.
  • Thomas Edison displays his Kinetoscope

    World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago and receives patents for his movie camera
  • The first commercial exhibition

    april 14, 1894 at the first Kinetoscope parlor ever built.
  • Two French brothers,

    Louis and August Lumiere patent a combination movie camera and projector, capable of projecting an image that can be seen by many people. In Paris, they present the first commercial exhibition of projected motion pictures. Lumiere and his brother were the first to present projected, moving, photographic, pictures to a paying audience of more that one person.
  • Edison

    improved Vitascope projector and it was the first commercially, successful, projector in the U.S..
  • The first in-flight movie is shown.

    It was a black & white, silent film called The Lost World, is shown in a WWI converted Handley-Page bomber during a 30-minute flight near London.
  • Warner Bros.’s The Jazz Singer, presents the movie’s first spoken words

    Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.” The Vitaphone method that the studio uses involves recording sound on discs.
  • Walt Disney's 1928

    Steamboat Willie starring Mickey Mouse was the first to use a click track during the recording session, which produced better synchronism. "Mickey Mousing" became a term for any movie action (animated or live action) that was perfectly synchronized with music.
  • American gangster films like Little Caesar and Wellman’s

    The Public Enemy became popular. Dialogue now took superiority over “slapstick” in Hollywood comedies: the fast-paced, witty banter of The Front Page (1931) or It Happened One Night (1934),
  • The desire for wartime propaganda early 1940's

    created a renaissance in the film industry in Britain, with realistic war dramas like 49th Parallel (1941), Went the Day Well? (1942), The Way Ahead (1944) and Noël Coward and David Lean’s celebrated naval film In Which We Serve in (1942).
  • Hollywood films were still largely aimed at family audiences,

    and it was often the more old-fashioned films that produced the studios’ biggest successes. Productions like
  • Film director’s begin to express their personal vision and creative insights.

    The development of the auteur style of filmmaking helped to give these directors far greater control over their projects than would have been possible in earlier eras. This led to some great critical and commercial successes, like Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Coppola’s The Godfather films, Polanski’s Chinatown
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    The first Academy Awards are announced

    with the award for the best picture in 1927 going to ‘Wings’.
    The motion picture industries adopts the Production Code, a set of guidelines that describes what is acceptable in movies.