Film Analysis : La Sortie Des Usines Lumiere A Lyon

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To begin with, the 19th century is the time when the history of film started existing. It began in the 1890s, with the invention of the first motion-picture cameras and the establishment of the first cinemas and film production companies. The films of the 1890s were very simple, they were seen mostly via temporary storefront spaces or traveling exhibitors. Most of the films were under a minute long that presented a single scene, a public event of everyday life, a sporting event or something similar. The cinematic techniques were not well developed yet, so there were usually no camera movements at all with just a few people in the scene.
«Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory in Lyon» (Original: La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon), is one of such films that was created in 1895 directed and produced by Lumière brothers. This is a French short black-and-white silent documentary film, which is often referred to as the first real motion picture ever made. In the history of film «Workers leaving the Factory» is considered as the first film that was shown in public. This film was shown on 28 December 1895 at the Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris, along with nine other short movies. Then this day became referred to as the day of cinema birth.
The production of films is a very important aspect of creating it, especially when we are talking about old black-and-whit films. Till 1985 most films were shot with a help of Edison 's Kinetoscope, however, Luiere brothers…
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