MIchael HIll's History of Film

Timeline created by thekinghill
  • The Bet

    The Bet
    Edward Bets another consultant at a horse race that when a horse runs at one point all of its feet raise in the air without touching the ground. The bet was 25,000 dollars. Eventually they set up cameras to take the pictures and they all sparadically snapped photos when the horse flew by. Edward not only won the bet, but the discovered the illusion of movement in a sereis of fast paced photos running across the eye.
  • To the citizens

    To the citizens
    After discovering this new and amazing illusion, the first froms of movie theaters popped up which required a device, and a one man audience. You would look through a small whole with one eye watching pictures move. These veiwing areas were called Kinetiscope Parlors.
  • Edison's Dirty Deed

    Edison's Dirty Deed
    Thomas Edison, the inventor of the Kinetescope, cared more about making money than for the actual pleasure of the people. So even though he invented the projector, he did not unvail it becouse he believed he would make more money by charging each person seperatley.
  • Train Wreck!

    Train Wreck!
    In France, they starting doing what Edison didnt want to do, which was projecting short seconed films to wider audiences for a fair pay. The historical first fim shown was the Train film which showed a train coming towards the screen which resluted in injury and fear. They called it Cinemetography.
  • Vaudville

    These theaters eventually evolved into Vaudville wich was an area that blended film and stage. They would show a short film and then have dancers come out perform which were then booed off. companies like Nickalodean and Disney evolved from this. These acts were called Nickelodeons because you would pay only a nickle to see the show.
  • First Fim

    First Fim
    The first film had popped up called "The Great train Robbery" which was 12 minutes long and contained 12 scenes. This conciderably was the first film involving an actuall story and plot line. The film also revolutionized film by introducing diffrerent camera angles blended together. The film was directed by one of Edisons employees. Edwin Porter.
  • Money Maker

    Money Maker
    The popularity of Motion Pictures only grew attracting an audience of over 26 million people across the country. and doubling 5 years from 1910. Eventually Edison and other companies created a MOnopoly calling it the MPPC. They owned every camera, every actor, and every filming set. If you were caught filming outside of there Monopoly Edison and his employees would show up to your door, break youre equiptment and even break your actors legs to tell you not to ever try it again.
  • Cali

    Everything was shot in the Big Apple but eventully moved out due to lack of sunshine ( which sunshine was needed for the the slow speed of cameras then) they were happily further away from the MPPA, and they were closer to Mexicowhich meant they could make a hastey retreat if the MPPA would come around.
  • Silent Era?

    Silent Era?
    The MPPA despised the idea of giving credits to the actors because he thought they would become famouse and demand more money. The early Hollywood had a different idea. They went as far as letting the actors imprint there hands, feet, and signatures into the ground. They beleived If actors became famouse it would make the audience come to see the movie just for that specific actor. and here we are.