Film History

Timeline created by Tuu Anh
In Film
  • The First Photographs of Motion

    The First Photographs of Motion
    Eadweard Muybridge takes many picutures of horses. The pictures showed the motion of the horse running. This was the first successful photographs of motion
  • Inventor George Eastman

    Inventor George Eastman
    Gorge Eastman introduces film made of a paper base instead of glass. The paper base made it less expensive and it could be wounded into a roll and be transported. The glass could not do the things the paper base which eliminated the glass bases.
  • The invention of the Kinetoscope

    The invention of the Kinetoscope
    Thomas Edison develops the Kinetoscope. This devise allows only one person to view a short motion picture. He only allowed one person to see the motion picture to maximize his money potential.
  • The Cooper Hewitt Mercury Lamps

    The Cooper Hewitt Mercury Lamps
    The lamp allowed film makers to film indoors without sunlight. The lamps was surprisingly gave off lots of light. But the lamps were very cumbersome.
  • Film Stars

    Film Stars
    Actors starting getting screen credit and lead the way to film stars. Edison didn't want actors names on the screen because he thought they would steal the money from him. But the actors helped films get viewers.
  • First Sound in Movies

    First Sound in Movies
    Warners Bro's The Jazz Singer presented the movie's first spoken words: "Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain't herd nothin' yet." Then silent films almost stopped existing.
  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney
    He made his first animated feature, Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs. The film quickly grossed 8 million dollars. The film became one of America's classic genres
  • Success of Snow White

    Success of Snow White
    Withe the success of snow white it lead to many new popular movies. Like Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi.
  • Change in American Culture

    Change in American Culture
    The change in culture lead to pop culture and television sets. An estimated 10 millions homes owned a television set. This shifted demographics and the industry changed its target market to American Youth.
  • Social Change

    Social Change
    Movies are focused on fun during this time, with fashion and rock n roll. Movies during this time were getting produced slowly with TV series and music.