Corporate Video Production Sydney: History of Film I

Corporate Video Production Sydney: For the first thirty years of their history, films were silent, although they were sometimes accompanied by live musicians and sound effects and occasionally commentary spoken by the showman or projectionist.

Corporate Video Production Sydney: 35mm Projection

Early to Mid 1830’s Moving images were produced on revolving drums and disks with independent invention by Simon von Stampfer (Stroboscope) in Austria, Joseph Plateau (Phenakistoscope) in Belgium and William Horner (zoetrope) in Britain.
1839 British inventor, William H. Fox Talbot made paper sensitive to light by bathing it in a solution of salt and silver nitrate. The silver turned dark when exposed to light and in turn created a negative, which could be used to print positives on other sheets of light sensitive paper.

1867 The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures was a device called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope”. Patented by William Lincoln, moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit.
1878 British photographer Eadweard Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion, showing how people and animals move.

Corporate Video Production Sydney: George Eastman

1885 American inventor George Eastman introduces film made on a paper base instead of glass, wound in a roll, eliminating the need for glass plates.
1888 By starting to develop films using its own processing plants, Eastman Kodak eliminates the need for amateur photographers to process their own pictures.
1889 Thomas Edison and W.K. Dickson develop the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device in which film is moved past a light.
1891 The Lumiere brothers were not the first to project film. The Edison company successfully demonstrated the Kinetoscope, which enabled one person at a time to view moving pictures.
1893 Thomas Edison displays his Kinetoscope at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago and receives patents for his movie camera, the Kinetograph, and his peepshow device.
1894 The first commercial exhibition of film took place on April 14, 1894 at the first Kinetoscope parlor ever built.
1895 Two French brothers, Louis and August Lumiere patent a combination movie camera and projector, capable of projecting an image that can be seen by many people. In Paris, they present the first commercial exhibition of projected motion pictures. Lumiere and his brother were the first to present projected, moving, photographic, pictures to a paying audience of more that one person.
1896 Edison showed his improved Vitascope projector and it was the first commercially, successful, projector in the U.S..
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