MOVIES

Timeline created by brenchaparro
In Film
  • CAMERA OBSCURA

    CAMERA OBSCURA
    The first camera obscura was used. A camera obscura consisted of small dark rooms with a tiny hole through which light came in and as a result, an inversed image came out.
  • Phenakistoscope

    Phenakistoscope
    This optical instrument was the first to create the illusion of movement when looked at in a mirror.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY from 1830-1870

    PHOTOGRAPHY from 1830-1870
    Photography techniques, such as daguerreotype or negative photographs are implemented and improved over the years.
    Photo: daguerreotype photo example
  • FIRST PATENTED MOTION CAMERA

    FIRST PATENTED MOTION CAMERA
    A camera that could capture motion, was created and patented by Wordsworth Donisthorpe
  • KINETOSCOPE

    KINETOSCOPE
    Thomas Edison creates the Kinetoscope, a motion picture camera.
  • FIRST MOTION PICTURE STUDIO

    FIRST MOTION PICTURE STUDIO
    Edison opened his studio, named "Black Maria", located in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • FIRST MOTION PICTURES

    FIRST MOTION PICTURES
    Short motion pictures were filmed. These lacked a storyline or message, and were mostly of people on the street, sneezing or other unimportant events.
  • FIRST PUBLIC SCREENING

    FIRST PUBLIC SCREENING
    A motion picture was displayed for the public for the first time in the Holland Brothers' studio in New York
  • FIRST MOTION PICTURES COLORED BY HAND

    FIRST MOTION PICTURES COLORED BY HAND
    Edison exhibits the first movies colored by hand, which include Anabelle in Atlanta
  • MOTION CAMERAS FOR SEVERAL PEOPLE

    MOTION CAMERAS FOR SEVERAL PEOPLE
    The Lumière brothers create their own motion picture camera and the movie can now be seen by several people at a time.
  • Biograph, Paris

    Biograph, Paris
    The first building is built specifically to exhibit movies.
  • ELECTRIC THEATRE, USA

    ELECTRIC THEATRE, USA
    The first cinema is built in the U.S. with 200 chairs and charging 10 cents per ticket.
  • HOLLYWOOD

    HOLLYWOOD
    Hollywood as a cinema hotspot is founded.
  • FIRST MOVIE TRAILER PRECEDENT

    FIRST MOVIE TRAILER PRECEDENT
    The first precedent of a movie trailer happens when Broadway producer, Nils Granlund, shoots a short film to advertise his play and exhibits it in the Marcus Loew theatre in NY.
  • FIRST MOBILE MOVIE CAMERA

    FIRST MOBILE MOVIE CAMERA
    Filmmaker Allan Dwan was a pioneer in the film industry by taking the camera outside of a static location and following around someone for footage.
  • ADVANCES

    ADVANCES
    Director David Wark Griffith is the "father" of cinematographic terminology, creator of the first flashback, first to use natural and artificial light combined and creator of the 3 movie base laws: time, space and action.
  • SOUND

    SOUND
    The 30's marked a cinematographic revolution by bringing sound into movies and exhibiting the first movies with voices and sound.
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS

    SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Advances in special effects allow filming in less expensive locations and the first auto cinema is opened in L.A.
  • T.V. MOVIES

    T.V. MOVIES
    Studios are adapted to film movies for T.V. screens since it is a better business.
  • 3D MOVIES

    3D MOVIES
    3D movies are developed and need special glasses.
  • FIRST VIDEO RECORDER

    FIRST VIDEO RECORDER
    Sony launches the Betamax video recorder.
  • STEADY CAM

    STEADY CAM
    Garret Brown creates the steady cam, that allows the camera to travel with a person and therefore create smooth sequences of fast movement scenes or different perspectives.
  • HD

    HD
    Star Wars: Episode I becomes the first film to be completely filmed in High Definition.
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS

    SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Special effects have developed enormously and have become a big part of movies and series, creating unbelievable things that would otherwise be impossible.
  • ACCESIBLE FILM MAKING DEVICES

    ACCESIBLE FILM MAKING DEVICES
    Cameras, such as GoPro, smart phones or drones, have allowed the world to create their own "films" and bring to life their ideas, without it being too expensive and maintaining a good quality. These have also helped with the security and welfare of the world.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Báez, M. (2014, January 10). CRONOLOGÍA DE LA HISTORIA DEL CINE. Retrieved January 11, 2018, from https://las1000nochesyuna.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/cronologia-de-la-historia-del-cine/ Sklar, R., & Cook, D. A. (2017, November 10). History of the motion picture. Retrieved January 11, 2018, from https://www.britannica.com/art/history-of-the-motion-picture/Transition-to-the-21st-century#ref284140