George Melies
Aug14

George Melies

George Melies was a French magician and theater owner who saw an early Lumiere expo and instantly became intrigued with the new medium. After the Lumiere’s refused to sell him a camera, he built his own, and began experimenting with what the technology could do. In 1896, Melies opened the first public theater in the world to regularly show movies.   As a filmmaker he became the first person to tell real stories (beyond the simple...

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A Brief History of the Film Industry
Aug11

A Brief History of the Film Industry

In 1895 when the Lumiere Brothers first exhibited projected film in a Parisian cafe, they thought their new invention was a gimmick that would die in a few short years. They did not anticipate the creativity with which their successor would expand upon their work.   The majority of the Lumiere’s films were very simplistic by today’s standards. They were actualities, recording everyday commonplace things, or they were girls...

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Photography: 19 Enlightening Facts
Mar24

Photography: 19 Enlightening Facts

Here’s our list of 19 “enlightening” facts about photography. Kodak created the first digital camera in 1975. It weighed 8 lbs. The first photograph was taken in 1827 with a camera obscura. A 1923 Leica o-series became the most expensive camera in the world when one sold at auction for $2.79 million. The first color photograph was taken in 1871 when Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell took three separate photos of...

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