History of film

  • The bet

    An englishmen made a bet with his friends that once a horse reached full speed all four of its hooves would be off the ground.
  • Projector

    Thomas Edison inventd a projector but didnt release the idea out to the oublic because he thought usung the Kinetoscope would make more money even though only one person would be viewing at a time.
  • Motion Picture

    Soon after the bet was made, Eadweard had "created" motion pictures. This was eventually turned into something clled a Kinetoscope, where people would pay money to view short "films".(pictues presented at a fast pace).
  • Film

    Eadweard released or producted the first moving picture in 1882 after the murder of his wife.
  • Film movies

    Lumiere bothers in France who also made a projector ( not knowing that THomas had created one) and released te idea out to the oubic so more than one person could see these motion pictures at once. These lasted 30- 60 seconds.
  • Nickelodeons

    Vaudeville skits and comedy routines were preformed to fill up time between acts of small films. Nickelodeons were store-front type teatres that showed films.
  • EdwinPorter

    Created the first narrative film ' The Great Train Robbery'. This film had 14 scenes and lasted 12 minutes.
  • MPPC

    Motion Picture Patents Company.This was led by Thomas Edison and his plan was tp control raw film stock, equiptment and film distribution.
  • Location

    Films were usually created in New York and along the east coast , but the lighting was bad for production so film eventually moved to California. It was also close to Mexico incase anyone had to make a getaway from Thomas Edison.
  • Early days

    Nickelodeons now started attracing over 26-million viewers each week and that nuber had later doubled years later. Since film was becoming so popular more people were trying to make their own studios.
  • Actors

    Many film directors didnt want to name the actors or actresses in their films because then they would need to pay them for working in their movies.
  • SIlent FIlms

    Many films had no sound yet. Charlie Chaplin was a famous actor in many silent films and would make usually $150 a week but soon after his career took off he was making over $1 million a year.