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  • Print Sheets

    Print Sheets
    British inventor, William H. Fox Talbot 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 in turn created a negative, which could be used to print positives on other sheets of light sensitive paper.
  • Zoopraxiscope

    Zoopraxiscope
    The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures was a device called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope”. Patented by William Lincoln, moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit.
  • First motion Pictures

    First motion Pictures
    British photographer Eadweard Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion, showing how people and animals move.
  • Develop Films with plates

    Develop Films with plates
    American inventor George Eastman introduces film made on a paper base instead of glass, wound in a roll, eliminating the need for glass plates.Also in 1888 Starting to develop films using its own processing plants, Eastman Kodak eliminates the need for amateur photographers to process their own pictures.
  • The Lumiere brothers

    The Lumiere brothers
    Thomas Edison and W.K. Dickson develop the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device in which film is moved past a light.
    1891 The Lumiere brothers were not the first to project film. The Edison company successfully demonstrated the Kinetoscope, which enabled one person at a time to view moving pictures.
  • Kinetograph

    Kinetograph
    Thomas Edison displays his Kinetoscope at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago and receives patents for his movie camera, the Kinetograph, and his peepshow device. Then in 1894 The first commercial exhibition of film took place on April 14, 1894 at the first Kinetoscope parlor ever built.
  • First commercial exhibition

    First commercial exhibition
    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.
  • Vitascope projector

    Vitascope projector
    1896 Edison showed his improved Vitascope projector and it was the first commercially, successful, projector in the U.S..
    1905 Cooper Hewitt mercury lamps make it practical to shoot films indoors without sunlight.
    1906 The first animated cartoon is produced.
    1909 There are about 9,000 movie theaters in the United States. The typical film is only a single reel long, ten- twelve minutes in length, and the actors were anonymous.
  • Universal Pictures

    Universal Pictures
    1910 actors in American films began to receive screen credit, and the way to the creation of film stars was opened.
    1912 Carl Laemmle organizes Universal Pictures, which will become the first major studio.
    1915 The Bell & Howell 2709 movie camera allows directors to make close-ups without physically moving the camera.
  • Warner Bros

    Warner Bros
    1923 Warner Bros. is established.
    1925 Western Electric and Warner Bros. agree to develop a system for movies with sound.
    1925 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.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    1927 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.
    1928 Paramount becomes the first studio to announce that it will only produce “talkies”.
  • Academy Awards

    Academy Awards
    1929 The first Academy Awards are announced, with the award for the best picture in 1927 going to ‘Wings’.
    1930 The motion picture industries adopts the Production Code, a set of guidelines that describes what is acceptable in movies.