History of Cinema

Timeline created by xtlml
  • Phenakistiscope Is Introduced

    This is a carboard disk with slopts around the edges so when you spin it, it kinda looks like a motion picture.
  • Zoetrope Was Invented

    Zoetrope Was Invented
    The zoetrope is based on the same principles as the Phenakiscope but it is a cylinder ans you look through the slots on the sides to see motion.
  • Leland's Bet

    Leland's Bet
    Leland Standford made a $25,000 bet that all four of horses hooves come off of the ground while the horse is running. So he had a man named Eaward Muybridge set up 12 cameras along the race track so that when the horses stepped on a wire it made the camera take a picture. Leland won the bet!!!!
  • Eaward Muybridge Invented The Zoopraxiscope

    Eaward Muybridge Invented The Zoopraxiscope
    Muybridge made the Zoopraxiscope for projecting slides.The images were painted around a glass disk.
  • George Eastman Introduced First Hand-Held Box Camera

    George Eastman Introduced First Hand-Held Box Camera
    In 1888 George marked the first film. He introduced the first hand-held box camera, kodak.
  • Black Maria

    Black Maria
    Edison built the first motion picture studio in New Jersey, the roof was open for sunlight. They used tarpaper and the building was built on tracks so it could move for sunlight.
  • First Kinetoscope Parlor Opened In New York

    First Kinetoscope Parlor Opened In New York
    This parlor had peepshow veiwers that had films that lasted for 20 seconds.
  • Fred Ott's Sneeze

    Fred Ott's Sneeze
    This was the first film from production studios. It was also the first copyrighted film.
  • Lumiere Bros Have World's First Public Film Screening

    Lumiere Bros Have World's First Public Film Screening
    This was the showing of ten films, it lasted 20 minutes.
  • Kinetioscope Invented

    Fred Ott's Sneeze The kinetoscope is a forerunner of the projector. It is a peepshow viewer, the films lasted 20 seconds. The film was in a continous loop.
  • A Trip To The Moon Is Released

    A Trip To The Moon Is Released
    A magician named George Melies owned a theare and decided he would add films to his thearte. In his movie "A Trip To The Moon" he added special effects to this sci-fi movie.
  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    It was a narrative story with multiple plot lines. There was minor camera movement. Location shooting, a dummy was thrown off a moving train, and there was a close up of a robber shooting a gun at the camera.
  • First 3D Film

    First 3D Film
    The first 3D movie ever shown was called "The Power of Love', shown at the Ambassador Hotel Theator in Los Angeles.
  • First Film With Audio

    First Film With Audio
    The Jazz Singer is the first motion picture film to have audio with it.
  • First HD Film

    First HD Film
    The first HD film was made by George Lucas and he started the series Star Wars with "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" in high definition.