Eadweard Muybridge took photographs with a static camrea to see if all four of a hourses feet did leave the ground at one time. When put together in a sequence it gave the illusion of moving pictures.
Étienne-Jules Marey was the pioneer of chronophotography, photographic technigue that captures severeal sequential frames of movement. His biggest contribution was this invention of the chronophotographic gun that could take 12 consecutive frames per second
Louis Le Prince's "Roundhay Garden" scene
The first Celluloid film which was filmed using Le Prince's single lens camera.
Thomas Edison's Black Maria
This was the world's first film production studio
Fred Ott's Sneeze
Not only was this one of Edison's earliest films, but it is also regarded as the first motion picture to ever be copyrighted in the U.S.
Lumiere Brother's "Exciting the Factory
this was a documentary that was shot on location while the Lumiere brothers were playing around with the camera.
Lumiere brother's "The Sprnkler Sprinkled"
Also done by the Lumiere brothers, this was regarded as the first film with a staged plot.
Thomas Edison's "The Kiss"
This 20 second film was the first kiss ever on film.
Melies' "Haunted Castle"
A film done by Georges Melies, "Father of special effects" this film had artificial lighting, set design, jump cuts.
Melies' "A Trip to the Moon"
This film was the first Sci-fi film, and it blended animation with live action
Porter's "Life of and American Fireman"
A film done by Edwin Porter, who is regarded as the father of the narrative film, this film used cutscenes and cross cutting edditing to move thte story along. It was done with 35 mm film
Porter's "The Great Train Robbery"
through its use of cutscenes and filming on location this film was thought of as revolutionary for its time. Porter's use of cross-cutting was the beginning of montague
Chomón's Invention of th Camera dolly
Segundo de Chomón invented the first camera dolly by putting the camera on wheels.
Griffith's "Birth of a Nation"
A film directed by D.W. Griffith, considered a film genius, used film angles, content, and pace of editing to portay emotion and was so offensive for its time thatthere were many protests against it.
This was a two-color additive process
Lee De Forest's Use of Sound
De Forest was the first person to be able to put sound onto a film in a process he called the De Forest Phonofilm process.
A discovery made by Soviet director Lev Kuleshov, this experiment showed that audiences used their own emotional reactions to a sequence of images, and then pretty much attributed those reactions to the actor on screen
Hays Code served as Hollywood's public relations organization, and cleaned up the motion picture industry. This was the first form of film censorship.
Two for One
Double features came about.
Hitchock's "The Pleasure Garden"
This film was Alfred Hitchcock's first completed and credited feature film,