Film over the Ages

  • Kircher Lantern

    Kircher Lantern
    A very early version of an electroinc display device was invented in the 17th century by Athanasius Kircher from Rome. It usea a lens that projected images from transparencies to a screen, with any light source (like a candle)
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    The Early Years

  • Thaumatrope

    A thaumatrope was a toy like invention that showed the persistence of vision. A card with two incomplete picures on both sides {ex. Bare tree on one side and leaves on another} could be attached to a string or some other object that could twirl the card back and forth rapidly so all you see is one complete picture. Many people are credited for the invention
  • The first picture

    The first picture
    Nicéphore Niépce is credited with taking the first picture in history. WIthout pictures, we would have never gotten film.
  • Zoetrope

    The Zoetrope was cylinder/wheel with slits going all around it. One the inside there are picures going around it in sequential order. When the wheel is spun the user sees the pictures in rapid succesion making it look like motion.
  • The Horse in Motion

    The Horse in Motion
    The Horse in MotionMuybridge wanted to capture a horse galloping, so using numerous cameras that shot rapidly as the horse went by, he was able to capture the pictures and put them all together on one of his inventions, the zoopraxiscope (early movie projector), and when viewed it looked like the horse was actually galloping.
  • Chronophotographe

    In 1882 Étienne-Jules Marey made a chronophotographic gun that was capable of taking 12 consecutive frames a second, and each frame was recorded on the same picture so studying your shots were easier.
  • First Film

    ROundhay Garden SceneLouis le Prince used a single lesnse camera to filmRoundhay Garden Scence. This was the first "moving picture" Nonw called the "Father of Cinematography"
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Record of a SneezeThomas Edison invented a Kinetoscope. This device made it possible for people to look one at a time into a large cabinet and seemoving pictures for about a minute. It was nicknamed "peepshows"
  • Censorship

    "Carmencita", directed by William K. L. Dickson. She is considered the fisrt woman to appear in an American Motion PIcture. THe film was considered scandalous because you could see her legs and underclothing. This is one of the earliest cases of censorship.
  • Lumiere Brothers Invention

    Lumiere Brothers Invention
    The Lumiere Brothers tried to make their own version of Edison's Kinetoscope. It was smaller, more lightweight, more than one person could view it at a time, and used a slower film speed, which made their device quieter. It was called the Cinématographe.
  • Waching Movies

    Waching Movies
    Workers Leaving the Lumiere FactoryOne of the first public viewings of movies would be the Lumiere Brothers private showing of "Workers Leaving the Factory" using their patented invention the Cinématographe.
  • Mutoscope

    The Mutoscope, patented by W.K.L. Dickson, his machine was like his boss/colleagues Kinetoscope, but was simpier and easier to make, and looks a lot like the movie reels used later.
  • Cecil Hepworth-"Rescued by Rover"

    Cecil Hepworth-"Rescued by Rover"
    Rescued by Rover
    Cecil Hepwoth is credited in being one of the founders of the British Film Industry. He was a director,producer, and screenwriter. The film "Rescued by Rover" was important because of its development in Film Grammar and the use of FIlm Stars.
  • COLOR!!!

    The Toll of the Sea
    The film "With Our King and Queen Through India" or "The Durbar at Delhi" was the first film in color and was a documentary of the celebration in India over the coronation of a King
  • Dream Street

    Dream Street
    The original production of Dream Street was indeed a silent film, but using photokinema, the film had a couple different sound scenes which was ground breaking. All in all the film did pooly and is considered one of D.W. Griffith's worst plays.
  • The Jazz SInger

    The Jazz SInger
    "The Jazz Singer"
    THe film the "Jazz Singer" was the first American feature-length film with synchronized dialogue and marked the ending of the silent film era.
  • Applause

    The film "Applause" was such a success because of its revolutionary sound. The use of a double-channel soundtrack and overlapping dailogue left the audience awestruck.
  • Little Dwarves

    Little Dwarves
    "Snow White"
    Snow White was the first full length animation film, it was of course by Walt Disney Animations and was their first classic.
  • Technicolor

    "the emerald city""gone with the wind"
    Both "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz" were produced in technicolor which was still very expensive.
  • "Cassablanca

    "Cassablanca" was one of many war time propoganda movies filmed about WWII. It is considered one of the greatest movies of all time.