History of Film

Timeline created by jackkelly2388
In Film
  • Innovations necessary for creation of film

    Innovations necessary for creation of film
    Poeple have seen visuals that allow series of pictures to look like movements when put together. Thaumatrope was created as an optical allusion used before film was created to show "the persistence of vision"
  • Oldest photograph

    Oldest photograph
    Taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce. Used a camera obscura device which captured a scene from the sunlight. It was called heliography
  • Fantascope

    Joseph Plateau invented this. it was a kind of toy/device that simulated motion. Series of separate pictures of motion were placed in this, and when spun or rotated in front of a mirror, a person looking through the slots could see movement.
  • First movie making device

    First movie making device
    A zoopraxiscope was created the allusion of movement or animation. It projected images in a rapid display onto a screen from photos on a rotating glass disk.
  • Chronophotography

    Eadweard Muybridge published "The Horse in Motion". He recorded the movements of a galloping horse. He used a multiple set of cameras to do this. He then concluded that all four of the horse's feet were off the ground at the same time due to his picture evidence.
  • "Inventor of Cinema"

    "Inventor of Cinema"
    Marey created a "photographic gun" which could take 12 pictures per second of animals or humans. Could record multiple images of subjects movement on the same camera plate.
  • Monkeyshines

    This was the first motion picture ever created on photographic film in the united states. it was filmed with a system using tiny mages that rolled around a cylinder.
  • First photography of motion pictures

    First photography of motion pictures
    William kennedy Laurie Dickson created the Kinetograph. It was a motor powered camera that could photograph motion pictures.
  • Dickson Greeting

    Dickson Greeting
    Second film made by the U.S. Test film of William Dickson. He bows, smiles, takes off his hat. used for public demonstrations using kinescope. Presented to federation of womens clubs
  • Black Maria

    Black Maria
    This was the first film production studio. Made for the purpose of creating film images for the kinescope. Built in New Jersey
  • Public use of Kinescope

    Public use of Kinescope
    Kinescope was made as a coin operated movie. People put a coin inside of it and watch a short continuous loop of film. These were placed in carnivals.
  • first film copyrighted

    first film copyrighted
    Made in the Black Maria, they filmed a mans sneeze and published it. it was called Fred Ott's Sneeze. Noted as the first medium close up.
  • Fiction in Film

    Fiction in Film
    Porter produced this on a real life train heist. It did not actually happen but it was extremely important because it set the standard on creating films that were not actually true.
  • Nickelodeons

    One could now spend the evening at the cinema for a little entry fee. initial charge was a nickel and it was made from odeon, greek word for theater. These were usually created from original Kinescope parlors
  • The Big five studios

    The Big five studios
    They rose to fame after great war and before great depression. These were warner bros, paramount, RKO, Metro Pictures,20th Century Fox
  • Popular films

    Popular films
    The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were created with technicolor. The first color films. They were the first popular musical films.
  • Youth oriented market

    Youth oriented market
    Bandstand was made and became a huge hit for teens which made more companies create their films based for younger audiences.
  • first tv network

    first tv network
    HBO created tv from using microwave transmission. The debut was a hockey game which was free airing,
  • New technologies

    New technologies
    Poeople could now preorder movies like sleeping beauty. This sold over a million copies. More companies were investing in cable television as it was becoming a lot more popular.
  • Special Effects

    Special Effects
    Higher costs of everything. Movie production and famous actors cost millions of dollars. Number of drive ins started to decline because they couldnt handle special effects.
  • Change and Innovation

    Change and Innovation
    DVD sales became popular exceeding VHS tapes. Netflix became first subscription service to have ad free legal video streaming of movies directly ont a persons computer screen.