12 Historical Film Events

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    Beggining to present

  • It started With a Bet

    It started With a Bet
    There wasn't any video cameras back than but it all started with a man named edward midrage. While edward and some of his firends were watching horses run edward came a cross a bet, "i bet that when horses run all four of their hoovs are off the ground when they are at full speed" After he won they looked back at all the pictures they took and when they flipped through them it looked like an illusion that made the horse look like it was moving.
  • peephole

    Thomas Edison created a projector. Also known as the Peephole Kinectoscope. But shortly after making it, decieded to keep it to himself, thinking he'd make more money by making the people still pay for one per person.
  • Vaudeville

    Around this time, small theaters called Vaudervillie's became quite popular. They showed short shows, Comdy, Drama, Etc.To take up time between each act. They showed short films.
  • Charlie Chapman

    Charlie Chapman
    He was a major actor in the silent film era. He starred in "The Kid" which was his first film to excced an hour. HE was also a film producer. He was also a comic genious.
  • 1st motion picture videos

    1st motion picture videos
    film began in the 1890s, with the invention of the first motion-picture cameras and the establishment of the first film production companies and cinemas. The films of the 1890s were under a minute long and until 1927
  • Mary Pickford

    Mary Pickford
    she was known as "America's sweetheart". She was the cofounder of some films. People would pay lots of oney just to see her in theatres.
  • Short films

    Short films
    It was created by the Lumiere Brothers and you'd pay money to see a 30-60 second long "movie". they'd charge 1 franc. Which is 1 dollar in the U.S. The first one that was ever made was of just a train.
  • first panning video recorders

    first panning video recorders
    The films became several minutes longer consisting of several shots. The first rotating camera for taking panning shots was built in 1897.
  • The great Train Robbery

    The great Train Robbery
    The first actual film to last more than 30 seconds is called "The Great Train Robbery". It was 12 minutes long, with 18 frames, and was the first film to show a whole story. It was also a narrarated movie.
  • first animated cartoon

    first animated cartoon
    Georges Méliès was the first person to create a animated film
  • films with sound

    films with sound
    in 1927 motion pictures were produced without sound. The first eleven years of motion pictures show the cinema moving from a novelty to an established large-scale entertainment industry
  • VHS

    1951 Charles Ginburg created the first video tape recorder to capture live images from television cameras by converting the camera's electrical impulses and saving the information onto magnetic video tape.