A Brief History Of Movies

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A Brief History Of Movies

  1. 1. A Brief History of Movies By Esther Lui
  2. 2. What Are Movies? <ul><li>Movies, also known as films, are produced by recording images with cameras, or creating images through animation and special effects. These images, when put together, give the illusion of movement. The making of films is regarded as an art form. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The First Film <ul><li>First narrative film was titled The Great Train Robbery (1903) </li></ul><ul><li>Directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes long with 14 scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Precursor to the Western film genre </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Films are Made <ul><li>Typically produced in five cycles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development – film is scripted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Production – movie is designed and planned, crew and actors are hired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production – movie is created and shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-Production – clips are assembled by a film editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution – movie is released to cinemas or to DVD / VHS formats </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Movie Theatres and the American Public <ul><li>First theatre in the US was in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Since then, many theatres designed for movie screenings were built </li></ul><ul><li>Although DVD and VHS lets people watch movies at their TV at home, the movie theatre is still a popular location for dates and a great place to see a picture with friends and family! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Genres of Film <ul><li>Action / Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Biography / Documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Film-Noir </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Horror </li></ul><ul><li>Music / Musical </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Romance </li></ul><ul><li>Horror / Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Short Film </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>War </li></ul><ul><li>Western </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Academy Awards <ul><li>Popularly known as the Oscars </li></ul><ul><li>Award ceremony presented each year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Awards (the golden Oscar statues) are given to directors, actors, writers, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Different Award Categories <ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original Screenplay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted Screenplay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actor / Actress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Actor / Actress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cinematography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound / Visual Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Mixing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound / Visual Effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Mixing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original Song </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original Score </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Costume / Makeup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Costume Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makeup </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animated Feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animated Short Film </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documentary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary Feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary Short Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Language Film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Action Short Film </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Future of Film <ul><li>The art of film has evolved and refined into what it is today. Thanks to advanced special effects and 3d computer imaging, fantastic creatures and explosions that never happened look as realistic as the actors themselves. Only time can tell what the producers, crew, and actors of the future can accomplish! </li></ul>

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