longer mins rather than 2 3 mins Edwin Porter 1870 1941 American

Longer mins rather than 2 3 mins edwin porter 1870

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longer films (10-30 mins rather than 2-3 mins) Edwin Porter (1870-1941) American film pioneer (producer, studio manager & cinematographer) Representation of subjectivity vs. objective/physical space Porter used special effects to represent subjectivity in his Dream of a Rarebit Fiend ” (1906) Cross Cutting was typified in films of Edwin Porter Was a film projectionist and an expert at building photographic equipment He was the most important American filmmaker of this early period and was also contributed to an industry wide concentration on fiction filmmaking. American Mutoscope & Biograph Company (AM & B) (1895) The company had programs playing theatres around the country and touring with vaudeville shows. They dominated the peepshow side of film exhibition as well. Also known as the Biograph Company American Vitagraph Company (1897) They began producing popular films relating to the Spanish-American War . Were threatened with patent and copyright infringement lawsuits by Edison, but survived by agreeing to cooperate with Edison . They made films for the Edison firm and in turn dealing in Edison films itself AM&B’s 1902 legal triumph over Edison allowed Vitagraph to expand production . vm100 study sheet 1, p. 10
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Annie Yan There was a reduced risk of lawsuits throughout the industry by establishing that Edison’s patents did not coverall types of motion-picture equipment. Were important in making artistically innovative films. D. W. Griffith (1875-1948) American film director, writer & producer Premiere producer at American Biograph Conventional editing of scene: Long shot Medium Close up Broke the Proscenium Arch Style Was one of the most important silent film directors Directed “ The Birth of a Nation C. B. DeMille (1881-1959) American filmmaker Religious epics: The King of Kings , Samson and Delilah , and The Ten Commandments (1956). He blended spectacle, sex, and spellbinding narrative to convey a message of faith. Created the image of the omnipotent director, megaphone in hand, wearing boots and a visor cap One of the first to use theatrical lighting on a movie set Founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomas Ince (1880-1924) American silent film actor, director, screenwriter and producer Known as the  "Father of the   Western”  and was responsible for making over 800 films Revolutionised the motion picture industry by creating  the first major  Hollywood studio facility and invented   movie production  by introducing the  " assembly line system of   filmmaking Contributed to the move toward efficiency in studio filmmaking, particularly the use of the continuity script to control production Civilisation ” (1916) was notable as one of a number of pacifist films made in the years before America entered WW1 Mack Sennett (1880-1960) Canadian born American director and actor Inventor of slapstick vm100 study sheet 1, p. 11
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