History of Cinema

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cinema
From the French word "cinématographe" which means "motion pictures."
magic lantern
The first projector usually lit by a delicate candle.
cave art
Attempt to simulate motion through drawings on walls of caves.
persistence of vision
When a series of images are presented to the eyes faster than 1/10 of a second, the images appear to merge.
hand shadows
One of the most primitive ways to mimic animals or people in motion.
phenakistoscope
The first device to show cinema (moving pictures.) Consists of a disc rotating which shows successive images through slits into a mirror.
thaumatrope
The first device to demonstrate Persistence of Vision.
photo camera
A necessary invention used to create live-action cinema.
zoetrope
A cinematic device consisting of a cylinder with a series of pictures on the inner surface that, when viewed through slits with the rotating cylinder , gives an impression of continuous motion.
exposure
The amount of time light is shown to a photosensitive material.
Eadward Muybridge
Created live-action cinema accidentally by proving a bet for a California governor that all four hooves of a race horse left the ground when it ran.
The Muybridge Horse
The first live-action cinema (movie.)
Kinetoscope
An early motion-picture display device invented by Thomas Edison in which the images were viewed through a peephole.
cinematographe
A motion picture recorder and projector invented by the Lumiére Brothers.
Georges Méliés
The father of modern cinema and special effects.
Thomas Edison
American inventor and movie producer.
Lumiere Brothers
French inventors who created an early motion-picture camera and projector called the cinématographe.
"A Trip to the Moon"
The first movie to tell a story and use special effects.
"The Great Train Robbery"
The first Western film produced by Thomas Edison.

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