Films with synchronized speech…

Several short films were screened at the Paris Exposition on June 8. 1900. Continue reading

Copyrighted Movie of Man Sneezing

First copyrighted movie titled Fred Ott's Sneeze captured 47 successive frames of Fred Ott sneezing extravagantly. Continue reading

Commercial Success of the Anastigmatic Lens

The Protar f.7.5 anastigmatic lens were commercially successful in 1889. Continue reading

Georges Méliès

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (/meɪˈljɛs/; French: [meljɛs]; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well-known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour. Continue reading

Georges Méliès’ Science Fiction Film Released

French director Georges Méliès released the first science fiction film Le voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) in 1902. Continue reading

First French Narrative Film was Directed by a Woman

French film pioneer Alice Guy Blache, a secretary for the Leon Gaumont film equipment company, directed the first narrative movie Fee aux Choux shown Continue reading