We all love movies at home every night and have become the standard for the first dates and family gatherings worldwide. Films allow us to escape reality and get lost in the world of imagination. It is fascinating to look back on how movies started and see how a night at the film originated.
Cinematography is also referred to as the illusion of movement by subsequent rapid projection and recording of many photographic features on wide screens. The movie industry today, as we all know it is originated in the early 19th century into a series of many technological developments: starting from the creation of photography, the effect of a mirage of motion by merging individual still images, and the quick study of animal and human locomotion.
Silent movies dominated the film’s initial years because no one had developed a better way to incorporate a sound recording accompanying the film. In 1925, “The Phantom of the Opera’ frightened audiences all over the world. But the most notable early movie is generally regarded as the 1927 masterpiece of German called “Metropolis.” It took various years to film, but its use of state of the art special effects made way for its ground-breaking film.
The Film Industry
The first movie studio created in the United States of America was Thomas Edison’s Black Maria Studios. But even before Edison’s Studio, videos were already filmed in many theaters and documented live shows. Even during the times of war, movies played a vital role for all sides, and it was rumored that some of the Hollywood studios were spying the enemy by doing and filming a movie during World War II.
The Sound Era
In 1900, The first-ever sound movie was presented to a vast and shocked audience in Paris. But during that time, the investment to show and produce a sound film was too expensive for theaters. Thomas Edison was also the pioneer of good movies, and he developed the first-ever sound system called Kinetoscope in 1895.
Post Classical Cinema
In the early 1950’s up to mid- 1980’s, the “golden age of cinema” started. This was the time when some of the most iconic and classical movies were created and filmed. Simultaneously, the creation of drive-in movie theaters in 1993 had found the way for a new life after the war and aided the people in the giant explosion of the popularity of cinemas and movies.
New Millennium Movie Production
With the modern era and modern technologies, the production of movies is much faster and easier. Movie producers are now more equipped with the effects and suitable cinematography styles and techniques. It is proven with almost thousands of award-winning movies year by year in this industry. But one of the challenges of this modern and digital era in cinematography is the ranging effects of piracy. This situation happened when a newly released movie was degraded by movie pirates trying to market it at even lower prices. But then, the production continues, then and now.