History of Film

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  • Etienne Marey Camera Rifle

    Etienne Marey Camera Rifle
    It could shoot 12 images per second and it was the first invention to capture moving images
  • Period: to

    Period of Silent Films

  • Commercial Kinetoscopes

    Commercial Kinetoscopes
    On 22 March 1895 in Paris, at the "Society for the Development of the National Industry", in front of a small audience, one of whom was said to be Léon Gaumont, then director of the company the Comptoir Géneral de la Photographie, the Lumières privately screened a single film, La Sortie de l'usine Lumière à Lyon
  • Great Train Robbery

    Great Train Robbery
    Edwin S. Porter creates the Great Train Robbery. The Great Train Robbery is widely acknowledged to be the first narrative film to have achieved such continuity of action. The film depicts the robbery, the formation of a posse, and its pursuit and elimination of the gunmen. The film also introduces cutting and editing being used as a narrative device to help with the continuity of action.
  • Birth of a Nation

    Birth of a Nation
    It was the longest and most profitable film then produced and the most artistically advanced film of its day. It secured both the future of feature-length films and the reception of film as a serious medium.
  • The first 3D film produced

    The first 3D film produced
    The Power of Love was the first 3D movie made but the 3D version of the film is now lost to time. However, the first fully colored 3D movie came out in 1953.
  • The first talkie

    The first talkie
    The Jazz Singer is the first feature-length movie with synchronized dialogue. It also marks the end of the period of silent films
  • Electronic Television

    Electronic Television
    The introduction of the electronic television made it so that motion pictures can be watched at home.
  • Academy Award

    Academy Award
    Academy Awards marked the recognition of films as an artform
  • Color

    Switch to full color marked a new era of colored films.
  • CGI

    The first use of CGI can be found in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo where mechanical computers were repurposed to create patterns onto animation cells which were then incorporated into a feature film.
  • VHS

    VHS allows films to be bought and watched at home on the TV.
  • Home Cinema

    With the introduction of VHS in the 80s, watching films at home becomes more and more common.
    And nowadays, films can be accessed and watched anywhere as long as there is a connection to the internet.