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Film History

  • Invention of thaumatrope

    Invention of thaumatrope
    On January 3rd 1824 the invention of the Thaumatrope (the earliest version of an optical illusion toy that exploited the concept of "persistence of vision" first presented by Peter Mark Roget in a scholarly article) by an English doctor named Dr. John Ayrton Paris
  • Invention of celluloid film

    Invention of celluloid film
    On September 4th 1839 a British inventor, William H. Fox Talbot, an English classical archaeologist, made paper sensitive to light by bathing it in a solution of salt and silver nitrate. The silver turned dark when exposed to light and created a negative, which could be used to print positives on other sheets of light sensitive paper.
  • Invention of Kinematoscope

    Invention of Kinematoscope
    the invention of the Kinematoscope, patented by Philadelphian Coleman Sellers, an improved rotating paddle machine to view (by hand-cranking) a series of stereoscopic still pictures on glass plates that were sequentially mounted in a cabinet-box
  • First Motion picture

    First Motion picture
    On August 15th 1878 Eadweard Muybridge successfully captured Motion images of a horse galloping by placing 12 cameras with electromagnetic shutters along a track with thread used to activate them.
  • Film in progress

    Film in progress
    On August 16th 1888 Inventor George Eastman introduces the Kodak Camera. A year later he created the standard transparent film base.
  • Giving credit

    Giving credit
    On August 15th 1911 Credits began to appear at the beginning of motion pictures
  • First 3D film

    First 3D film
    On August 15th 1922 the first commercially 3D film is released called 'The Power of Love'. It used anaglyph glasses with opposite colored lenses creating the 3D effect
  • Drive in movie theater

    On June 6th 1933 The first drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey, USA.
  • Technicolour

    On August 16th 1939 One of the first films to be filmed using Technicolour was the 'Wizard of Oz' in 1939 using a three-strip film process was released
  • New wave

    New wave
    In the Late 50's, early 60s: French New Wave films burst on the film scene experimenting with new techniques and style.
  • New Hollywood Film makers

    New Hollywood Film makers
    In the Mid 1970s a group of American film makers emerge on the scene with a cutting-edge style. These include Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Brian DePalma and George Lucas.
  • Disney buys Pixar

    Disney buys Pixar
    On August 15th 2006 The Walt Disney Co. pays $7.4 billion for Pixar Animation Studios.