How Movies Were Made

By:Evelyn Ntgren

The First Movies

  • In 1867 William Lincoln invented the first animated picture/movie device called the "zoopraxiscope".
  • Through a slit in the zoopraxiscope moving drawings or photographs were watched. As we know today motion pictures are shown through a motion picture camera. (Which was not invented yet).
  • In 1895 the first motion picture camera was thought to be made by Louis Lumiere. But around that same time others had similar inventions.
  • Lumiere invented a portable motion picture camera called the "Cinematographe" that was a film processing unit and projector.
  • Lumier