motion pictures

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  • photos

    A French inventor, Nicephore Niepce, produces a permanent image by coating a metal plate with a light-sensitive chemical and exposing the plate to light for about eight hours.
  • trying to create pictures

    trying to create pictures
    Experiments in photographing movement had been made in both the United States and Europe during the latter half of the 19th cent. with, at first, no exploitation of its technical and commercial possibilities. Serial photographs of racehorses, intended to prove that all four hooves do leave the ground simultaneously, were obtained (c.1867) in California by Eadweard Muybridge and J. D. Isaacs by setting up a row of cameras with shutters tripped by wires.
  • motion pictures

    motion pictures
    British photographer Eadweard Muybridge takes the first successful photographs of motion, showing how people and animals move.
  • Photographic Pellicle or film

    Photographic Pellicle or film
    Hannibal Williston Goodwin, a minister who often entertained his congregation with magic lantern shows, was using Celluloid film at the time but became frustrated at how brittle it was. He soon changed the mixture of chemicals that were used for Celluloid and created a new material that he called Photographic Pellicle or film.
  • first motion picture created

    first motion picture created
    thomas Edison
    thomas edison was the first person to create
  • first videos

    first videos
    The earliest films were used primarily to chronicle contemporary attitudes, fashions, and events, and ran no longer than 10 minutes. At first, simple actions were filmed, then everyday scenes and, pivotally, gag films, in which a practical joke is staged as a simple tableau. The camera was first used in a fixed position, though soon it was pivoted, or panned, on its tripod or moved toward or away from a subject.
  • Kinetoscope

    Built by Thomas Edison and his assistant, William Laurie Kennedy Dickson, the Kinetoscope was unveiled in 1894 in New York. This device was a tall box that held a fifty-foot loop of film that ran continuously in front of a light for about thirty seconds. The customer dropped a penny in the slot and turned the hand crank on the side. A shutter slid open over a glass-covered keyhole, and the viewer was treated to a private movie or peep show.
  • first projecter invented

    first projecter invented
    Some of the early movie projectors were called cinematographs, kinetoscopes, and the vitascope. Read more: The History of the Movie Projector |
  • nickelodeon

    The growing popularity of movies increased the need for a place to show them. The first theater designed solely for motion pictures opened in Pittsburgh, PA in 1905. Called a nickelodeon because the price of admission was a nickel, it was a big step up from the previous places where movies had been shown. The Pittsburgh nickelodeon had 199 seats. The films were 20 minutes in length total.
  • L'ldeal Cinema

    L'ldeal Cinema
    the oldest still active theater
  • first american studio

    first american studio
    The first American studios were centered in the New York City area. Edison had claimed the patents for many of the technical elements involved in filmmaking and, in 1909, formed the Motion Picture Patents Company, an attempt at monopoly that worked to keep unlicensed companies out of production and distribution.
  • walkie talkies

    walkie talkies
    Thomas Edison introduces his kinetophone, which makes talkies a reality Read more: Movie Timeline |
  • Technicolor is introduced.

    Technicolor is introduced.
    In 1917, filmmakers were experimenting with Technicolor but it still had too many problems to be used. The colors were not very realistic looking. Red and green were the only colors used. This caused eyestrain on viewers. Color film was much more expensive than black and white. It also cost 50 percent more to shoot a movie in color.
  • first cartoon

    first cartoon
    Walt Disney creates his first cartoon, "Alice's Wonderland." Read more: Movie Timeline |
  • actors

    From the 1930s until the early 1950s, the studios sponsored a host of talented actors, foremost among whom were Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Laughton, Barbara Stanwyck, William Powell, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard, Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edward G. Robinson, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, James Cagney, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, James Mason, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly. Producers and directors such as David O. Selz
  • The first full-color movie

    The first full-color movie
    The first full-color movie, the cartoon Flowers and Trees, is made in Technicolor by Disney.
  • animation features

    animation features
    Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, hits theaters and becomes an instant classic Read more: Movie Timeline |
  • television

    To this day, television continues to be the number one form of entertainment. Television was an instant success. Television offered viewers the enjoyment of films without ever having to leave their house
  • movies/television

    Eventually, c.1956 many studios began to produce material especially for television, including commercials, and to sell their old films for television reruns. Independent production became the norm, with the studios acting as distributors only, and new kinds of films emerged: horror, science fiction, and rock 'n' roll stories aimed at teen-agers proliferated. Concurrently, larger studio-backed films eschewed romanticism and sentimentality, fighting the long-imposed bans on depictions of a harshe
  • tv screens

    tv screens
    over many years the motion pictures have developed greatly. from blck and white screens to colorful floresecent lighting on the TV screen