Friday, December 6, 2019

The creation of a motion picture has undergone many developments over the past hundred years or so. From the work of the Lumiere brothers to high-tech computer animation, there have been a lot of exciting developments.

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Motion

Auguste and Louis Lumiere were French brothers who patented their cinematograph that produced moving pictures. In fact, their device could record, develop, and project the moving pictures. Their first short films are significant in the history of movie production. While working on their moving pictures, the brothers also worked on developing a photographic process that included colors. Unfortunately, the brothers didn't believe the cinema would stand the test of time and sometimes refused to sell their cameras.

Color

Although the Lumiere's dabbled in film and color, it wasn't until 1916 that the Technicolor Corporation made it possible for moviemakers to record movie images in color. Naturally, there were some difficulties along the way, but eventually, the first two-color technique was replaced by a three-color camera that really cemented color films in the movie production industry. Where would well-known movie producers, such as Heather Parry be without these advancements?

Sound

Movie-goers today enjoy top-notch audio systems that surround them with the music, explosions, dialogue, and other sound effects of the show. However, before 1927, silent films dominated the industry. Alan Crosland was the first to premiere a film with sound. This was the result of the development of the Vitaphone. This system was eventually replaced by the Movietone. Since then, movies just haven't been complete without dialogue and a background soundtrack.

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Animation

The dramatic changes in the production of live films were paralleled by advancements in animation. Walt Disney is one of the most well-recognized names in the history of animation, if not the most famous. From the basic drawings employed to create classics, such as Steamboat Willie to the fine detailing and the three-dimensional illusion of modern animated films, there's been a lot of development.

Where will the next hundred years take movie production? As the lights go down and the sound comes on, while movie-goers settle into their seats with popcorn and a drink, there are sure to be many exciting changes on the way.

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