A Brief History of Filmmaking

A movie, also called a ” Motion Picture,” is a short film or a movie, usually of brief duration, that presents a story to the audience. Some individuals enjoy to watch new movies on the big screen as soon as they are releases. But, the majority of people watch motion pictures in the privacy of their own homes with the addition of a television set. Movie watching has been a popular pastime for centuries and it is likely that this will remain so in the future. The creation of motion pictures was the brainchild of Louis Pasteur, a French Physiologist, Chemist and Engineer.


Originally, the only way to create a motion picture was by using the moving parts of an object and linking them up with a lens. The first motion picture cameras did not work very well and were not very pleasing to the eye. Later advancements in camera technology created the possibility of capturing moving pictures on film. The cost of producing motion pictures on regular film gave way to the production of Specialty film.

Motion picture films were largely based on the progress of science and medicine during the late nineteenth century. During this period, a man named Edwin Land had created what was called the “photopic camera.” This film camera worked by using sunlight reflected off of objects to measure the amount of light that was captured in the film. The key development that made this technology more advance was the invention of the moving picture camera.

As time progressed, other industries began to utilize motion pictures for advertising. Studios soon began developing their own motion pictures and since the early twentieth century, movies have become an important part of American society. When motion pictures first hit the market, they were expensive to produce since each frame of film was relatively expensive. However, the improvements in camera technology that began during World War II allowed for the production of much cheaper motion pictures. Production costs were cut down thus allowing movies to be distributed to a larger audience. With the wide availability of motion pictures, studios began developing their own motion picture equipment and as a result, the industry became extremely competitive.

Filmography is the process of capturing an actual scene with a digital camera and then editing it with computer software. Editing is the process of making changes to a film after it has been captured and edited. Filmographers edit both stills and videos, although most people think of video editing as being more popular. Still-shots are used for historical footage or artistic purposes and editing will often take place during the pre-production phase of a film.

Digital photography has changed the way that movies are made, since there is no need for a crew to travel to a location to film a scene. Instead, the camera can simply film the area that needs to be documented and then be inserted into a computer. As the popularity of digital photography increases, more movies are being shot on digital cameras. Filmmakers have used this technology to create short films and music videos. The use of digital photography is only growing in the industry.