History of Cinema

1477 Words Oct 28th, 2012 6 Pages
Katrina Farmer Pd.2

History Of Cinema
What is cinema?
Cinema is a film, a story captured as a set of moving pictures to be shown on a screen in a movie theatre or on television. It is a passage of expression and modern science. Cinema is the most tried and true form of storytelling. Cinema is a sequence of moments captured in time, to make you feel, to make you see and to make you understand. Cinema is theatre made more intimate, passion in motion. Cinema built everything that we see on televisions, computers, phones, etc. It is a source of media that has a strong effect on society today. It has aided in the construction of an empire of technology and what our world undergoes to this very day. Many movies or shows affect people’s beliefs
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The trend convinced the largely reluctant industrialists that "talking pictures", or "talkies," were the future. Sound further tightened the grip of major studios in various countries. The enormous expense of the conversion overthrew smaller competitors, while the innovation of sound lured, the amount of audiences for those producers grew.

Film Technique
The first moving picture cameras were fastened directly to the head of their tripod or other support, with only the original kind of leveling devices provided. The earliest film cameras were effectively fixed during the shots though, hence why the first camera movements were the result of mounting a camera on a moving vehicle. Though, soon enough, a man created a rotating camera head to illustrate one clear shot. This device had the camera mounted on a vertical axis that could be rotated by a worn gear driven by turning a crank handle. Shots taken using this

“panning” head were also referred to as "panoramas" in the film catalogues of the first decade of the cinema. As for lighting, low-key lighting (lighting in which most of the frame is dark) slowly began to be used for menacing scenes, but not for all scenes. Beginning in 1909, silhouette effects in scenes began to appear in both the US and Italy. But eventually Europeans began to use it more often. The most important piece of this was that the shots involved have
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