Film events

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In Film
  • 1887 - Hannibal Goodwin Developed using celluloid

    1887 - Hannibal Goodwin Developed using celluloid
    In 1887 in Newark, New Jersey, an Episcopalian minister named Hannibal Goodwin developed the idea of using celluloid as a base for photographic emulsions.
  • 1894 - Kinetoscopes were sold and used

    1894 - Kinetoscopes were sold and used
    Starting in 1894, Kinetoscopes were made and marketed commercially through the firm of Raff and Gammon for $250 to $300 apiece. The parlor charged 25 cents for admission to a bank of five machines.
  • 1912 - Beginning of celebrities

    1912 - Beginning of celebrities
    The MPPC didn't allow their actor's names to be presented during films, they didn't like them making more money than them. In LA the filmmakers decided to pay them tons of money in order to make them memorable stars that people would love and come to see films over and over again just for them.
  • 1927 - first talkie movie

    1927 - first talkie movie
    The Jazz Singer, an American musical film, released in 1927, marked the first of “talkies” and the end of the silent-film era.
  • 1930 - Disney puts out first technicolor

    1930 - Disney puts out first technicolor
    Walt Disney's first film in technicolor animation was his creation, Flowers and Trees and it told the story of nature in harmony. It was one of his biggest accomplishments and broke many barriers for the Disney company.
  • 1938 - First animated film

    1938 - First animated film
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first and oldest feature length animated film released by Disney. The movie made its debut at the Carthay Circle Theatre on December 21, 1937 and was released nationwide (U.S.) on February 8, 1938.
  • 1950 - Home theater

    1950 - Home theater
    Due to the invention of the television being a at "home theater", many people stayed indoors enjoying TV. However, this led to a severe decline in attendance in movie theaters, causing many to shut down country-wide.
  • 1960 - New Generation

    1960 - New Generation
    French new wave films burst on the film scene experimenting with new styles and techniques. Some of the new films include Breathless, Purple Moon, and Tomorrow is my Turn.
  • 1976 - Blockbusters

    1976 - Blockbusters
    The phenomenal success in the 1970s of Jaws and Star Wars, in particular, led to the rise of the modern blockbuster. Hollywood studios increasingly focused on producing a smaller number of very large budget films with massive marketing and promotional campaigns.
  • 1993 - fast frames and editing

    1993 - fast frames and editing
    Lost in Yonkers is edited on an Avid Media Composer system, the first non-linear editing system to allow viewing at film's required “real-time”-viewing rate of 24 frames per second. By converting film into digital bits, film can now be cut on a computer.
  • 1995 - first 3D animated film

    1995 - first 3D animated film
    The first completely computer-animated movie was Toy Story (1995), but VeggieTales is the first American fully 3D computer animated series sold directly (made in 1993); its success inspired other animation series, such as ReBoot in 1994.
  • 2003 - Growth of 3D films

    2003 - Growth of 3D films
    With improving technology, 3D films became more popular. In addition, a number of new IMAX facilities, offering larger format screens were constructed. Today, many large-budget films can be watched in 2D or 3D.