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Performing Arts Media Paper ? Cinema ARTS100/CA




Performing Arts Media Paper;The late 19th century is an important era for cinema. Thomas A. Edison and his associate William Dickson created a device, which recorded movement on film as well as a device for viewing the recorded film. These devices were large boxes that a single patron can look into and see the film. Edison is credited with the invention of the early motion pictures cameras and projectors even though it was Dickson who was the mastermind behind the invention. On August 31, 1897, the kinetoscope was patented and placed in carnivals, parlors, arcades and slideshows. The kinetoscope was a popular entertainment device for years to come. (Dirks, 2014).;In 1893, Edison built the world?s first production studio on his land in West Orange, New Jersey. The studio made film strips for the kinetoscope. The Edison kinetoscope Record of a Sneeze became the first film officially registered for copyright. In 1894, the first kinetoscope parlor was opened by the Holland Brothers in New York City. Patrons paid twenty-five cents to look at the kinetoscope films at the parlor. William Dickson started his own motion picture enterprise in 1895 called the American Mutoscope Company. The enterprise promoted their own films as well as their new biograph projector, thus becoming the leading motion picture company in the US. The American Mutoscope Company?s The Haverstraw Tunnel (1897) became its most popular film ? it was the first ?phantom ride? film in which a camera was mounted on the front of a train, and recorded its passage into a tunnel (Dirks, 2014).;Other parts of the world noticed Edison and Dickson?s inventions. In 1895 brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiere of France created a portable light weight hand cranked device that projected movie images. The Lumiere brothers


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