history of film

Timeline created by jacob perdue
In Film
  • cinematograph

    .the cinematograph was invented.Its a film camera that also serves as a projector
  • origin

    moving pictures were finally screened to audiences. most films were based on things that actually happened. they were called " actualities".
  • first horror film

    The devils castle by George Melies. it was he words first true horror film. the film was only 3 minutes long and was completely silent.
  • films get longer

    Films started to get longer and started to have more of a story to it. special effects were being used more often. However films were silent and had on screen text.
  • First thriller film

    The first thriller like film was about Dracula called, Nosferatu. This film was directed by F.W. Murnau, it was considered a experimental film, and was considered a horror film with these elements.
  • in flight movie

    in 1925 the first in flight film was made. it was a silent film that featured a converted ww1 Hadley - paged bomber. the flight was 30 minutes long and was filmed on a 30 minute flight to London.
  • sound

    the first talking film was released. it was called the jazz singer. this changed film forever
  • first cartoon

    in 1928 the firs cartoon was made. it was called mickey mouse and was created by walt disney. the film started in black and white and later appeared in color.
  • color

    in the 1930s film started to incorporate colors into them. an example would be the wizard of oz.
  • FUll length animated feature

    Walt Disney’s first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is released.
  • Family audiences

    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 Mary Poppins (1964), My Fair Lady (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965) were among the biggest money-makers of the decade.
  • Personal visions and creative insight led to huge success

    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, Spielberg’s Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and George Lucas’s Star Wars.
  • first surround sound movie

    the first film to use dolby surround sound was made. It was star wars iv.
  • VCR

    Saw audiences began increasingly watching films on their home VCRs. In the early part of that decade, the film studios tried legal action to ban home ownership of VCRs as a violation of copyright, which proved unsuccessful. Eventually, the sale and rental of films on home video became a significant “second venue” for exhibition of films, and an additional source of revenue for the film industries.
  • CGI

    The first film to us CGI (computer generated imagery) was Disneys Tron.
  • independent films

    Saw the development of a commercially successful independent cinema in the United States. Although cinema was increasingly dominated by special-effects films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and Titanic (1997), independent films like Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) had significant commercial success both at the cinema and on home video.
  • major studios create "independent films"

    Major American studios began to create their own “independent” production companies to finance and produce non-mainstream fare. One of the most successful independents of the 1990s, Miramax Films, was bought by Disney the year before the release of Tarantino’s runaway hit Pulp Fiction in 1994.
  • computer animated feature

    The first feature length computer-animated feature, Toy Story, was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Disney. After the success of Toy Story, computer animation began to grow and became the principal technique for feature length animation, which allowed competing film companies such as Dreamworks Animation and 20th Century Fox to effectively compete with Disney with successful films of their own.
  • Issues

    Saw the beginning of a growing problem of digital distribution to be overcome with regards to expiration of copyrights, content security, and enforcing copyright. There is higher compression for films, and Moore’s law allows for increasingly cheaper technology.
  • First Imax

    The Dark Knight was the first major feature film to have been at least partially shot in IMAX technology.