History of film

Timeline created by KyleReese
In Film
  • The first picture taken

    The first picture taken
    The First Photograph, or more specifically, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera, was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.
  • The first motion picture ever

    The first motion picture ever
    The very first motion picture ever started with a $25,000 dollar bet.Some people argued that at a point, al the horses feet are off the ground. To prove their point, they set up a bunch of cameras and took lots of pictures very fast. While looking at them fast it looked like the horse is running.
  • Running Horses

    Running Horses
    The Running Horses was the very start of motion picture. it would have never happened If those people did not make that bet.
  • B&W Cinema

    B&W Cinema
    Black and White cinema was the very first kind of cinema. It was an important step in the history of film. People would pay to see a 20-30 second video in black and white.
  • First motion picture camera

    First motion picture camera
    Thomas Edison created the first motion picture camera in 1891. It was a big achievement. He plans to keep it secret because he is making more money the other way.
  • The first film remake

    The first film remake
    The Great Train Robbery, directed by Siegmund Lubin was the first film remake.
  • The first theater

    The first theater
    In 1905, John P. Harris and Harry Davis opened a five-cents-admission movie theater in a Pittsburgh storefront, naming it the Nickelodeon and setting the style for the first common type of movie theater. By 1908 there were thousands of storefront Nickelodeons, Gems and Bijous across North America.
  • The first full length flm

    The first full length flm
    The first full length feature film produced in the United States was f Victor Hugo's Les Misérables
  • Transition to color

    Transition to color
    The first transition to color was when the Technicolor was invented. It was able to produce color in film.
  • Big Budget

    Big Budget
    The Birth of a Nation, directed by D.W. Griffith was the first big budget Hollywood epic.
  • The first film sequel

    The first film sequel
    The Fall of a Nation, directed by Thomas Dixon Jr. was the first film sequel.
  • The first color film

    The first color film
    The generally accepted answer to the first film shot in color was "Cupid Angling" made in 1918, the Wizard or Oz and Gone With The Wind were made in Technicolor in 1939, a process that had been around for quite some time by then.
  • The first radio broadcast

    The first radio broadcast
    On 31 August 1920 the first known radio news program was broadcast by station 8MK, the unlicensed predecessor of WWJ (AM) in Detroit, Michigan.
  • The first sound

    The first sound
    The first sound i film was in 1927 when a guy was playing violin. It was a major hit. It was recorded with a vitaphone.
  • The First Television

    The First Television
    The first television was created in 1927. It was made by a 21 year old inventor named Philo Taylor Farnsworth. He lived in a house without electricity until he was 14.
  • The first animation

    The first animation
    In 1928 Walt disney produced Steamboat willie starring Mickey mouse. Mickey mouse became a term in film known for animation.
  • Oscars

    The very first oscars was held in 1929. Only 270 people attended. Emil jennings was the first award winner.
  • 16 mm film

    16 mm film
    Victor introduced a 16 mm sound movie projector in 1932, and developed an optical sound-on-film 16 mm camera, released in 1935.
  • The first animation with color

    The first animation with color
    The first animation to use the full, three-color Technicolor method was Flowers and Trees made by Disney Studios. The film was also the first to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.[
  • The first computer

    The first computer
    The Z1 was created by German Konrad Zuse in his parents' living room between 1936 and 1938. It is considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable computer, and the first really functional modern computer.