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Early Film Technology (02:47)


A film camera captures images in frames, which can be played back as a movie. Thomas Edison invented the kinetoscope. The Lumiere brothers projected the first film with a cinematograph.

History of Movies (03:33)

The film industry grew quickly after the invention of the cinematograph. Charlie Chaplin was one of the most popular actors of the silent film era. The first "talkie" came out in 1927.

Film Making (03:05)

Film making became more complex as the artistry became more important. Specialized equipment and teams are part of modern film making.

Summary (02:35)

Film cameras capture frames, which are projected to create a moving image. Early film projectors led to the development of the film industry. Technological advancements make film making more complex.

Credits: The Movie Industry (00:47)

Credits: The Movie Industry

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Movies are created by a rapid series of photographs called frames. An optical defect in our eyes called retinal persistence creates the impression that we are watching continuous movement. This program gives a brief history of cinema, including Edison and the beginnings of the movie industry and the Kinescope. We’ll also cover important figures from the beginning of movie-making, including the Lumiere brothers, George Melies, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL155114

Copyright date: ©2013

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