history of film

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In Film
  • first film camera

    first film camera
    The very first film camera was the one devised by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1876. it was used to film some movies.
  • running horses

    running horses
    a series of photographs consisting of a galloping horse, the result of a photographic experiment by Eadweard Muybridge on June 15, 1878. basically what this photo was is a photo series.
  • first camera made for film

    first camera made for film
    George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1888-1889. his first camera sold was named a "kodak" and sold in 1888.
  • first commercial ever screened

    first commercial ever screened
    the world’s first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, two French brothers who developed a camera-projector called the Cinematographe
  • first radio made

    first radio made
    Guglielmo Marconi Marconi invented of the first practical radio signaling system in 1895.
  • first horror movie created

    first horror movie created
    Le Manoir du Diable, credited as being the first horror film. it has first depictions of supernatural events appear in several of the silent shorts. it was created in 1896.
  • first cartoon

    first cartoon
    The first cartoon was made in 1908, it was called "Fantasmagorie", it was created by Emile Cohl, it was the first animated cartoon ever. (hand drawn). The second cartoon made, first with sound was names steamboat willie!
  • first radio broadcast

    first radio broadcast
    The first radio broadcast was in 1920, The station KDKA nations first radio broadcast was presented on this day in honor of "election day".
  • first film in 3D

    first film in 3D
    Power of Love, starring Terry O'Neil and Barbara Bedford. It premiered at the Ambassador Hotel Theater, Los Angeles, on September 27, 1922. it was the first 3D movie premiered in the US
  • first movie with sound

    first movie with sound
    The Jazz Singer was created October 1927. it was the first major hit that included sound. the movie was made with a vitaphone.
  • first televison show premiered

    first televison show premiered
    the first paid television drama was broadcasted,September 11th 1928. it was broadcasted in New York City.
  • first oscar for motion picture

    first oscar for motion picture
    The first academy awards was May 16th 1929.The ceremony costed $5 which is $69 nowadays, 250 people attended. the first movie that won a oscar was "wings", which sold over 2 million in the box office.
  • black and white cinema

    black and white cinema
    While some color film processes, the earliest days of motion pictures, the switch from most films being in black-and-white to most being in color was gradual, taking place from the 1930s to the 1960s
  • first soundtrack made for a movie

    first soundtrack made for a movie
    the first movie made with a sound track was a classic, snow white and the seven dwarfs was the first movie to premiere with a full soundtrack in 1938.
  • transition to color

    transition to color
    Color tv shows started to get popular in the late 1940s. it was not commercially viable until around 1950. the completed their first color test 1941.
  • first film to use surround sound

    first film to use surround sound
    Walt Disney's Fantasia is the first film with surround sound, using Disney's Fantasound system. The movie was abount mickey bringing to life his vision of blending animated music.
  • first color televison show

    first color televison show
    the first color televison show was "the Colgate comedy hour". followed by "The Tournament of Roses Parade," and was continually adding new color shows to their schedule through the 1950's and 60's
  • first IMAX film

    first IMAX film
    the first imax film made was " tiger child". it premiered on March 15th 1970. it was shown at the fuji group pavilion in japan. it was directed by Donald Brittain
  • first blockbuster film

    first blockbuster film
    jaws was the first block buster film in 1975. it hit the charts over summer. the movie was about a young women that is killed by a shark from skinny dipping.
  • first film to cost 200 million-1 billion dollars

    first film to cost 200 million-1 billion dollars
    titanic was the first movie to make a huge amount of money. it was an epic romance movie. the movie came from camerons fascination with shipwrecks. the movie made the most expensive movie in the world today after avatar.