Film Timeline

  • The Creation of the Camera and its components

    The Creation of the Camera and its components
    The first ever camera created was actually made in 1831, but film wasn't created until the 1880s. These cameras were extremely huge and impractical but the detail of a photo is unbeatable. Of course, cameras could only do motionless pictures.
  • The Motion of a Horse

    The Motion of a Horse
    Done as a bet, a group of men wanted to see weather a horse has all of its legs off the ground while running. What they did was line up multiple cameras and take simultaneous pictures to capture the movement since film strips weren't yet a thing or film at all. When all the photographs were put together the illusion of movement was creation making the worlds first "motion picture".
  • Cinematography

    At the time of motion picture, Thomas Edison wanted to use motion picture for greed, and made it to where one person could view a motion picture at a time. Meanwhile in France, the Lumiere Brothers created the projector which made motion pictures viewable to the masses. They called these viewings "cinematographe".
  • The first ever movie

    The first ever movie
    In 1904, "The Great Train Robbery" was released being the first movie ever. This was an amazing feat with a twelve minute run-time and multiple scenes and angles. This truly cemented films as a core of entertainment.
  • A Problem and Solution

    A Problem and Solution
    During the 1910s, Thomas Edison wanted monopolize the making of all films to where the MPPC was the only way to make a film in the US. If someone didn't comply and made a film with their own materials, Edison's goons would physically threaten the aspiring film makers. This made Film Makers move to the opposite side of the country in California. Their safe haven was known as "Hollywood Land".
  • The Sound of Cinema

    The Sound of Cinema
    Until now, movies have had only live music to accompany the film. Of course, this is much more work to do. So music was added to film and so was dialogue. This made films even more enjoyable to watch.
  • The True Colors

    The True Colors
    Color was added to film a decade later and it was absolutely game changing. To get this phenomenon multicolored film, huge cameras, and harsh lights were used on set. Soon, the logistics became easier, but for the time being to achieve color it was a hassle.
  • Propaganda and Patriotism

    Propaganda and Patriotism
    In the 1940s, the world was at war for a second time. Recruitment posters wouldn't be as effective, but films would. These propaganda films would be entertaining and also have a message. Both sides of the war used films and it can be said that they were affective.
  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    After the war, communism was a huge threat to the western world. A good counter to the ideals of communism would be in film propaganda. Hollywood went under change in order not to seem like a threat to national security.
  • Blockbusters

    These films had big budgets and even bigger revenue. This launched many huge franchises and classics. This decade may be the golden age of cinema.
  • Bloody Slashers

    Bloody Slashers
    The 80s is truly a time of pop culture. During this time, horror was the most exciting thing to view in theatres. Specifically slashers became huge and bloody.
  • The Age of Variety

    The Age of Variety
    The 90s had so many different films come out that were all successful so its hard to pin point one genre. Everything was growing like animation and drama, Although in the end I believe that comedies were the biggest creation of the 90s film industry.