The History of Film

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In Film
  • Horses Hooves

    Eadweard Muybridge made a bet with his buddies. He bet that all of a horses hooves came off the ground while they were running. How they tested this theory was they set up a line of cameras that took pictures really fast. They noticed that when you looked at the pictures in a certain way they looked like they were moving.
  • Zoopraxiscope

    Eadweard Muybridge showcases these "moving pictures" in a special device. He held a public demonstration of his zoopraxiscope. It was a lantern that used the pictures taken rapidly to display them in a video-like manner.
  • Kinetoscope

    Edison starts patenting his Kinetoscope. Its important because Edison dictates the progression and creativity of film for years after.
  • Balloon Ride Over Paris

    Raoul Grimoin-Sanson's film simulates a balloon ride over Paris. This was a marvel of the time. He used 10 different cameras to simulate a 360 degree field of view.
  • Hollywood

    In 1910 Hollywood began becoming the center for film production.
    The weather and evasion of Edison were contributing factors for this.
  • Picture Palaces

    Picture palaces became big. They were the equivalent of a modern day movie theater. They used a projector to display pictures quickly and nearly seamlessly.