Film Art and History Handout

Film Art and History Handout - A Brief Overview of Film Art...

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A Brief Overview of Film Art and History By: Richard Russell (President, SCCFC) 1. The “Persistence of Vision” created by Edward Muybridge as flipbook series of moving images giving the illusion of actual movement (used in most early animations/cartoons i.e. Mickey Mouse) 2. Thomas Edison and William Dickson were the original creators of the motion picture camera (1894). 3. Kinetoscope: Device where a series of turning photos were viewed in a small machine by placing the eyes over a lens (i.e. similar to animation) 4. Robert Paul (England) created the film projector. 5. Lumiere Brothers (France) Held the first screening of a film in 1885 in a Paris café basement (deemed the first unofficial movie theater). 6. The term “Nickelodeon” was coined for the fact that the admission for viewing the early silent films was a ‘nickel.’ 7. Prior to the 1920’s, the only full length films fell into four genres; Travelogs, War, Drama, and Comedy. 8. George Melies, initially a magician, was the first man to film a full length, narrative film (i.e. “Trip to the Moon”). Infamous Icon: The grinning
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This note was uploaded on 08/13/2011 for the course ENG 2103 taught by Professor Lisastokes during the Spring '09 term at Seminole State College.

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