Timeline Of Films

  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    Roundhay Garden Scene
    Louis Le Prince made the short movie, "Roundhay Garden Scene," by building a single lens camera. The film was a silent movie of people walking in a garden. The film itself is considered the first movie ever. Even though its only three seconds long, it's still considered a movie. His film should be proof that he invented the first film camera, but he isn't credited. This is because in September 1890, Louis suddenly disappeared, and was never seen again.
  • First Film Camera

    First Film Camera
    The first film camera was called a kinetograph, made by the Scottish inventor, William Kennedy Dickson. However, Thomas Edison would end up taking credit for the invention. Edison and his team used the model William made, and demonstrated it to the public, crediting him to be the first film camera creator.
  • Cinematograph

    In December 1895, Paris, France, the Lumiere brothers were the first to present projected pictures to a paying audience. They used their own device called a Cinematograph, which was a camera, a projector, and a film printer all in one. This three-in-one device could record and present motion pictures. The Cinematograph would be the first workable film camera in history. The Lumiere brothers shot footage of workers at their factory leaving at the end of the day.
  • Kinetoscope

    In 1897, the Kinetoscope was invented. The Kinetoscope was invented by Thomas Edison, and his assistant, William Kennedy Dickson. The device allows one person to view a film through a peep hole viewer window. This device wasn’t a movie projector, but it began an introduction to films, leading to the basic cinematic concept we have today.
  • First Horror Movie

    In 1898, the first horror movie believed to be made was” Le Manoir du Diable.” In English, it’s also called “The Haunted Castle” or “The House of the Devil.” Although it’s unknown if the movie’s intent was to be horror, it did have many supernatural elements related to today’s horror. Some examples are cauldrons, animated skeletons, ghosts, transforming bats, and even mentions of the devil. This would set the standard for most horror elements.
  • A Trip to The Moon

    The first movie with color was “A Trip to the Moon,” which was released in 1902. Color was added through coloring, tinting, toning, and stenciling. Color needed to be added on every frame. Even though the process was lengthy, and the color wasn’t exactly accurate, but it was still considered a phenomenal movie at the time.
  • Kinemacolor

    In 1908, George Albert Smith developed and released the Kinemacolor. The Kinemacolor was used by adding red and green tints over the frames to give them more color.
  • Steamboat Willie

    In 1928, Walt Disney produced the movie, “Steamboat Willie” which had its star, Mickey Mouse. This is the first film that features Mickey Mouse, and the start of many more animated films.