History Of Film - Dominic

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In Film
  • The first ever motion picture

    The first ever motion picture
    British photographer Eadweard Muybridge made a series of still photographs of a horse that when viewed in sequence, appeared to be galloping.
  • First ever motion picture camera

    First ever motion picture camera
    Edison and Dickson invented a motion picture camera and a peephole viewing device called the Kinetoscope.
  • First movie studio

    First movie studio
    In 1893, Thomas Edison built the first movie studio in the United States when he constructed the Black Maria, a tarpaper-covered structure near his laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey, and asked circus, vaudeville, and dramatic actors to perform for the camera.
  • First ever movie theater

    First ever movie theater
    John P. Harris and Harry Davis opened a five-cents-admission movie theater in a Pittsburgh storefront, naming it the Nickelodeon and setting the style for the first common type of movie theater.
  • First ever cartoon

    First ever cartoon
    First Animated Cartoon Ever. “Fantasmagorie“ is a French animation film by Émile Cohl created in 1908. It is considered to be the first animated cartoon
  • First ever color movie

    First ever color movie
    The film showcased the use of Kinemacolor, which had been launched by Charles Urban in 1908 as the first successful natural colour motion picture process. It was produced by Urban's Natural Color Kinematograph Company and he took five camera operators with him: Joseph De Frenes, Albuin Mariner, Alfred Gosden, Hiram Horton and an unidentified fifth (possibly John Mackenzie).[3]
  • 16 mm film is introduced

    16 mm film is introduced
    a historically popular and economical gauge of film. 16 mm refers to the width of the film; other common film gauges include 8 and 35 mm. It is generally used for non-theatrical film-making, or for low-budget motion pictures. It also existed as a popular amateur or home movie-making format for several decades, alongside 8 mm film and later Super 8 film. Eastman Kodak released the first 16 mm "outfit" in 1923
  • The first feature-length animated flim

    The first feature-length animated flim
    The first color feature-length animated film was Lotte Reinigers’ Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) from 1926.This silent film was puppet and paper cut-out / silhouette animation.
  • First movie with sound

    First movie with sound
    The first feature film originally presented as a talkie was The Jazz Singer, released in October 1927. A major hit, it was made with Vitaphone, which was at the time the leading brand of sound-on-disc technology. Sound-on-film, however, would soon become the standard for talking pictures.
  • First Academy Awards.

    First Academy Awards.
    The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Hollywood on May 16, 1929. The name Oscar was not used for another few years. Emil Jannings was the first Best Actor and Janet Gaynor Best Actress.
  • The first film festival

    The first film festival
    The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film, founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
  • First film to be broadcast on television

     First film to be broadcast on television
    the first feature film shown on television. In Los Angeles, the Don Lee Broadcasting System showed the film on March 10, 1933 over their experimental station W6XAO, transmitting an 80-line resolution mechanical television picture to a half-dozen or fewer receiving sets in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • First film with surround sound

    First film with surround sound
    The first documented use of surround sound was in 1940, for the Disney studio's animated film Fantasia.
  • First film to be released in CinemaScope

    First film to be released in CinemaScope
    Fox selected The Robe as the first film to start production in CinemaScope, a project chosen because of its epic nature. During its production, How to Marry a Millionaire and Beneath the 12-Mile Reef also went into Cinemascope production.
  • First African-American man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor

    First African-American man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor
    In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field.The significance of these achievements was bolstered in 1967, when he starred in three successful films, all of which dealt with issues involving race and race relations: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box-office star of that year.
  • First use of 2D computer animation in a significant entertainment feature film

    First use of 2D computer animation in a significant entertainment feature film
    2D CGI was first used in movies in 1973's Westworld, though the first use of 3D imagery was in its sequel, Futureworld (1976), which featured a computer-generated hand and face created by then University of Utah graduate students Edwin Catmull and Fred Parke.
  • First film to be commercially released on VHS.

    First film to be commercially released on VHS.
    The first theatrical film ever released to the public on VHS was the South Korean drama, The Young Teacher, in 1976.
  • First 4D film

    First 4D film
    The Sensorium is regarded the world's first commercial 4D film and was first screened in a Six Flags theme park in Baltimore in 1984. It was produced in partnership with Landmark Entertainment. The 4D film included multiple track discrete sound system, bodysonic seats and Scent-a-Vision (a series of smells released in sync with the film).
  • First film earn more than $1 billion worldwide

    First film earn more than $1 billion worldwide
    Upon its release on December 19, 1997, Titanic achieved critical and commercial success. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nominations, and won 11, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben Hur (1959) for the most Oscars won by a single film. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark.
  • First film to earn more than 2 billion worldwide

    First film to earn more than 2 billion worldwide
    Avatar premiered in London on December 10, 2009, and was internationally released on December 16 and in the United States and Canada on December 18, to positive critical reviews, with critics highly praising its groundbreaking visual effects. During its theatrical run, the film broke several box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as in the United States and Canada.