Film hw 1 Essay

1078 Words Mar 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Module 1 Homework Assignment

Allied American University

Author Note This paper was prepared for Introduction to Film History, Module 1 Homework Assignment, taught by Professor Stephanie Sandifer.

Directions: Using word processing software to save and submit your work, please answer the following short answer questions. All responses to questions should be one to two paragraphs, composed of five to seven sentences, in length. Your responses should include examples from the reading assignments.

1. Explain the role of the Kinetoscope during the period of cinema's invention. How did the Kinetoscope modify the capabilities of earlier camera and projection systems?
Kinetoscope is an early motion picture invention that
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The most famous films created by Lumiere brothers included: L’Arroseur arrose, Sortie des Usines Lumiera a Lyon (workers leaving the Lumiere factory), and the Arrivee d'un train en gare a La Ciotat Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat). Word cinema was derived from Cinematographe, and was born when Lumiere brothers presented their first commercial film to paying audience in the world’s first movie theater, that is how I believe the Lumiere brothers developed commercialized market for cinema.

3. What were Edwin S. Porter's significant contributions to the development of early narrative film? In what sense did Porter build upon the innovations of contemporaneous filmmakers, and for what purposes?
Edwin S Porter was an expert builder of photographic equipment and a film projectionist, he worked for Thomas Edison. In 1901, Porter began operating the camera, and was responsible for directing film, from there, Porter was credited with almost all of the innovations of the pre-1908 period by making first story film titled Life of an American Fireman. Porter was also the one who is credited with editing, he also successful in creating models. Porter’s biggest contribution to cinema, is concentration on fiction filmmaking.

4. What is the difference between vertical integration and horizontal integration?
Vertical integration is a concept in which a company develops or acquires production units for outputs which are…

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