History of film

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In Film
  • Chronophotography

    Eadweard Muybridge created this form of film. this was the result of a bet between him and another scholar to see if all of the horses hooves were off the ground at one point. Through the use of this invention, he proved himself to be correct. The invention proved to be useful when studying things in motion.
  • Kinetoscope

    The Kinetoscope is an early filming tool made by William Dickson. The Kinetoscope was designed for films to be viewed by one person at a time through a small peephole at the top of the device. The Kinetoscope introduced the basic approach that would become the standard for all cinematic projection before the advent of video, by creating the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film with sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter.
  • First feature length film

    First feature length film
    The Story of the Kelly Gang is a 1906 Australian bushranger film that tells the story of 19th-century bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly and his gang. It was directed by Charles Tait. The silent film ran for more than an hour with a reel length of about 1,200 meters , making it the longest film seen in the world, and the first feature-length film at the time. It is known as the origin point of the bushranging drama, a genre that dominated the early years of Australian film production.
  • Relocation of independent film-makers

    Around this time, many independent film-makers had moved across the country, due to the MPPC trying to control the film industry and shut smaller studios out of the industry. They chose the location because of its beautiful scenery and close proximity to mexico, in case of a need for a quick escape if the MPPC found them out.
  • Charlie Chaplin makes his debut as an actor

    Charlie Chaplin makes his debut as an actor
    in the year of 1921, Charlie Chaplin released his feature film, "The Kid," The movie itself wasn't groundbreaking, but Charlie Chaplin was one of the most, if not the most prolific actor of his time. For this reason, It is important to realize where his career started from, with this movie.