History of Film

Timeline created by Dakota Janek
In Film
  • First Camera

    First Camera
    The Camera was created. You could project images on real life into a screen on the camera. Then it had to be traced into a piece of paper to create the image.
  • The horse in motion (The Bet)

    The horse in motion (The Bet)
    This was the first film ever made. Eadweard Muybridge made a $25,000 bet on of horses could have all four legs off the ground at the same time while running. He lined 12 cameras up to take photos one after another following the horse.
  • First motion picture camera

    First motion picture camera
    Edison and Dickson invented a motion picture camera and a peephole viewing device called the Kinetoscope. This device films move past a light to project a motion picture. The light passes through the film to project the image.
  • Lumiere's Cinematographe

    Lumiere's Cinematographe
    The Lumiere brothers built a Cinematographe. This device is a lightweight, hand held motion picture camera. They discovered that their device could also be used to project images onto a screen.
  • First Movie

    First Movie
    Edwin Porter created the first movie. It was the first movie to have an actual narrative. It was 12 minutes long which was long for back then.
  • Vaudeville/Nickelodeon

    Vaudeville/Nickelodeon
    Vaudeville was a small theatre that showed short skits. In between them they would show a short movie. These movies were called nickelodeons.
  • Thomas Edison & The MPPC

    Thomas Edison & The MPPC
    Thomas Edison created the Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC). Their plan was to own all motion pictures. They did all of this so that they could get tons of money. If someone wanted to make a movie they had to go to them first, to get the equipment.
  • Talkies

    Talkies
    Talkies were the first motion pictures to have sound! Everyone thought that they would fail. To everyones' surprise they were a massive hit.
  • Silent films find its end

    Silent films find its end
    By 1940 the silent films were nothing but history. Everyone enjoyed the talkies more than silent productions. Silent films stoped getting made and nothing but talkies were left.
  • Color Film

    Color Film
    In 1939 The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind came out. These were the first films to have color. With the use of technicolor, color became a stable thing in film.
  • Hollywood and JAWS

    Hollywood and JAWS
    Hollywood continued to grow and grow. The first blockbuster movie "Jaws" came out in 1975. This kicked off the start of our classic movies.
  • Digital movie/film

    Digital movie/film
    Movies were starting to turn from film to digital. Movies were able to be longer because it took up less space. Film also made to much noise so that's another reason they switched.