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Famous Directors - a list by lzbball10. Edison sues over new motion-picture technology - May 13, 1898. Also on this day Lead Story On May 13, 1846, the U.S.

Edison sues over new motion-picture technology - May 13, 1898

Congress overwhelmingly votes in favor of President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico ina dispute over Texas. Under the threat of war, theUnited Stateshad refrained from annexing Texas afterthe latterwon independence from Mexico in 1836. American Revolution Connecticut land speculator, politician, jurist and Patriot Eliphalet Dyer dies on this day in 1807. Automotive. Motion Picture Association of America. Introduction Since the inception of the very first motion picture more than a century ago, the film and television industry continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

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It’s hard to imagine a time when the sight of a silent moving train on a movie screen could send audience members diving for cover– but that’s only further proof that cinema has championed some of the most awe-inspiring technologies in visual arts. Early motion pictures - Technology - film, movie, scene. Beginning in the 1830s and continuing throughout the century, series photography generated early interest in the possibilities of motion pictures.

Early motion pictures - Technology - film, movie, scene

Inventors and entrepreneurs quickly recognized the entertainment value of simulating the movement of photographs, such that by the middle of the nineteenth century a variety of peephole toys and coin machines were appearing in arcade parlors throughout the United States and Europe. These pre-cinematic mechanisms were crucial in the technological leap from still photography to motion pictures projected on big screens for paying audiences. Motion-picture technology. Alternate titles: film technology; movie technology.

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History of film technology. This article is about the history of motion-picture technology.

History of film technology

For the history of film as an artistic medium, see History of film. Motion pictures were initially exhibited as a fairground novelty and developed into one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment in the 20th century. Most films before 1930 were silent. Development of film technology[edit] Precursors[edit] Moving images were produced on revolving drums and disks in the 1830s with independent invention by Simon von Stampfer (Stroboscope) in Austria, Joseph Plateau (Phenakistoscope) in Belgium and William Horner (zoetrope) in Britain.

Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies. This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles.

Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

Cylinder sound recordings will be added to this site in the near future. In addition, histories are given of Edison's involvement with motion pictures and sound recordings, as well as a special page focusing on the life of the great inventor. Prolific inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) has had a profound impact on modern life. History of the motion picture. History of the motion picture. Section8. In the 1970s and 1980s, multinational corporations bought and merged many movie studios, ending the period of artistic experimentation in Hollywood.


The industry has returned to financial success and global dominance through the development of blockbuster franchises, large-scale marketing campaigns, and content aimed at children. It also has placed increasing emphasis on spectacular special effects in order to draw audiences into movie theaters. 17th Century Use of Magic Lanterns 1827 First still photograph taken, using a glass plate technique Claude Niepce's photograph the View from a Window at Le Gras took nearly eight hours to expose. 1832 Joseph Plateau and sons introduce the Phenakistoscope.

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Like other toys of its kind, the Phenakistoscope was one of the more successful illusion toys.

Pictures on one disc viewed through slots in the other, appeared to move when the two were spun and viewed in a mirror. 1834 Another illusion toy - the Zoetrope was introduced by William George Horner. 1839 Henry Fox Talbot makes an important advancement in photograph production with the introduction of negatives on paper - as opposed to glass. History of Movie Making. Motion Toys As the popularity for the magic lanterns increased, people in Europe and the U.S. wanted to be able to use magic lanterns at home.

History of Movie Making

In fact, during the 1800's, no dinner party was complete without a magic lantern presentation. Various image projection devices proliferate for enjoying at the home were created. These were small devices called motion toys that were very different from the standard magic lantern. All of the origins of these devices lay in scientific experimentation. Thaumatrope: created by John Ayrton in Paris in 1862. The First Motion Picture Ever Made In the year 1872, a man named Eadweard Muybridge began experimenting on capturing moving images. Theatre Optique These motion toys soon began competing with the magic lantern. Action Films. Action Films: This major genre type includes films that have tremendous impact, continuous high energy, lots of physical stunts and activity, possibly extended chase scenes, races, rescues, battles, martial arts, mountains and mountaineering, destructive disasters (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.), fights, escapes, non-stop motion, spectacular rhythm and pacing, and adventurous heroes - all designed for pure audience escapism with the action sequences at the core of the film.

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Action films and adventure films have tremendous cross-over potential as film genres, and road films often overlap with action films.

Action Films

(See the adventure film genre listings for examples of these action/adventure pictures.) Film. A vintage Fox movietone motion picture camera A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon.

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This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession. A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion picture camera; by photographing drawings or miniature models using traditional animation techniques; by means of CGI and computer animation; or by a combination of some or all of these techniques and other visual effects. History of film. This article is about the history of film as an artistic medium.

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For the history of motion-picture technology, see History of film technology. New film techniques that were introduced in this period include the use of artificial lighting, fire effects and Low-key lighting (i.e. lighting in which most of the frame is dark) for enhanced atmosphere during sinister scenes. As films grew longer, specialist writers were employed to simplify more complex stories derived from novels or plays into a form that could be contained on one reel.

Genres began to be used as categories; the main division was into comedy and drama, but these categories were further subdivided. Film History Before 1920. Innovations Necessary for the Advent of Cinema: Optical toys, shadow shows, 'magic lanterns,' and visual tricks have existed for thousands of years.

The History of the Motion Picture. The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies was a device called the "wheel of life" or "zoopraxiscope". Patented in 1867 by William Lincoln, moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in the zoopraxiscope. However, this was a far cry from motion pictures as we know them today.