Film firsts. Pt. 1

United States, 1959

Film
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Episode of Series “History of the Motion Picture”.
Traces the techniques and situations used by film makers during the early years of experimentation with the film medium. In its first two decades the industry tried almost all of the techniques and situations which were to be developed or reintroduced later. Specific names, dates, and excerpts from early films illustrate the work of innovators in techniques, equipment, stories, themes, roles and industry operation. Developments include the first use of synchronized sound; tracking with movie cameras; animation; models; props, and camera trickery for special effects, and underwater photography.

Credits

production company

Gregstan Enterprises

producer

Paul Killiam

Saul J. Turell

Duration

00:25:24:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1959

Appears in

History of the Motion Picture

Group of items

History of the Motion Picture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

003660

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture authorship

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Appreciation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Production and direction

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and motion pictures

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Experimental

History → History

People → Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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