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Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: Film as Technology, Business,...

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Chapter 1: Film as Technology, Business, Art/Entertainment and Cultural Product - The six major developments necessary to produce the “recreation of life in motion” o The Persistence of Vision o Still Photography o The Motion Picture Camera o Film Stock o The Printer o The Motion Picture Projector - Cinema acted as a cheaper way to entertain the masses - Phenakistoscope (invented by Simon Stampfer) a spinning disc of figures which the user views through a slot to perceive the illusion of movement - Zoetrope a series of drawings on a narrow strip of paper inside a revolving drum - Kinetoscope a peephole device that ran the film around a series of rollers. - Thomas Edison: o Thomas Edison’s studio was named “Black Maria.” The slanted portion of the roof opened to admit sunlight for filming, and the whole building revolved on a track to catch the optimal sunlight o Kinetograph camera o Kinetoscpe viewing Box - Lumiere brothers invented a projection system that helped make the cinema a
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