The first person to shoot motion pictures with a single camera was a French physiologist named Etienne-Jules Marey. In 1882, he invented a camera that circulated twelve times per second and allowed for twelve exposures. Edison was the first to develop a commercial motion picture machine in the late 1880s. Ironically, he was primarily interested in increasing the value of the phonograph by uniting it with a set of projected photos. He had no plans to develop a new medium.Edison actually assigned the project to William Dickson, a young man working in the West Orange facility. Dickson first propped up pictures on a rotating cylinder as a crude projection device. This did not prove successful until he stumbled upon the use of celluloid film. Celluloid film was first invented by George Eastman, the inventor of the Kodak camera. Dickson added perforations to the edge of the strip to allow it to pass
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