History of Film

Timeline created by eeviejohnson
In Film
  • First Film Ever Made

    First Film Ever Made
    The first film ever made was multiple pictures taken in a row of a horse running. The pictures put together created a motion picture. This was created by Eadweard J. Muybridge who made a bet for $25,000 to see if all four of a horse's hooves come off the ground when it runs. His theory was correct so he won the bet.
  • First Camera Ever Made

    First Camera Ever Made
    The first ever camera was invented by George Eastman. It was a lightweight Kodak camera that used film wound on rollers. It was very inexpensive as well.
  • First Horror Film

    First Horror Film
    The very first horror film to come out was "Le Manoir du diable." This was a French movie directed by Georges Méliès. The copy went to the New Zealand Archive in 1988
  • First Action Film Released

    First Action Film Released
    "The Great Train Robbery" was the very first action film released. It was a western film about about a small group of bandits who had the police chasing right behind them. The film was only about 12 minutes long.
  • First Animated Film Created

    First Animated Film Created
    'Humorous Phases of Funny Faces,' the first animated film was created by James Stuart Blackton. This was a hand drawn film, everything was drawn on a chalkboard. The film moved at 20 films per second.
  • First Comedy

    First Comedy
    The very first comedy ever made was called 'Tillie's Punctured Romance.' This was a silent comedy film. Charlie Chaplin was a big star in this film.
  • Warner Bros. Established

    Warner Bros. Established
    Warner Bros. was established in Hollywood. They later created multiple award winning movies.
  • First film with Sound

    First film with Sound
    "the jazz singer" was the very first film with sound.
  • Technicolor was invented

    Technicolor was invented
    George Eastman created the first technicolor movie. It is a colored motion picture. It was used from 1922-1952
  • First Colored Television Broadcast

    First Colored Television Broadcast
    It was a commercial. It was the first color-to-color telecast.
  • The Godfather

    The Godfather
    'The Godfather' was released in 1972. This movie revolutionized all drama movies. This was the first drama movie
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    This was a huge hit. It was a children's movie. It was an animated movie that revolutionized animated movies for years to come