The Lumiere brothers (1895)
• The Lumières held their first private screening
of projected motion pictures in 1895. Their
first public screening of films at which
admission was charged was held on December
28, 1895, In Paris. They showed 10 films and
each one was 50 seconds in length.
Steam train (1974)
A Steam Train Passes is an award winning Australian 1974 short film set in the 1940s, featuring the
construction and operation of locomotive 3801.
Directed by David Haythornwaite
Produced by Anthony Buckley
Starring Chris O'Sullivan and Harold Fowler
Cinematography Dean Semler
Editing by Wayne LeClos
Distributed by Film Australia
Etienne-Jules Maray (1882)
• is widely considered to be a pioneer of
photography and an influential pioneer of the
history of cinema.
• Created a ‘photographic gun’ in 1882 that was
able to capture 12 consecutive frames a second.
• He mostly filmed and researched animals but
later in life he began work on smoke trails and
created an advanced smoke machine (the first of
Luis Bunuel (1920)
• Was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico
and France. When Luis Buñuel died at age 83, his
obituary in the New York Times called him "an
iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a
leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a
dominant international movie director half a century
• His first picture—made in the silent era—was called
"the most famous short film ever made" by critic Roger
Ebert, and his last film—made 48 years later—won him
Best Director awards from the National Board of
Review and the National Society of Film Critics.
• He shot the first moving pictures on paper film
using a single lens camera. And since 1930 has
been known as ‘the father of cinematography’
Le Prince filmed the sequences “Roundhay
Garden scene” and a leeds bridge street scene
using his camera. This was years before any of
his rival inventors managed to do this.
Le Voyage dans la lune
• Meaning “Trip to the moon” was origionally
released in england in 1902 is a French silent
film directed by Georges Melies. The moment
where the spaceship lands in the Moon's eye
remains one of the most iconic images in the
history of cinema. It was named one of the
100 greatest films of the 20th century by The
Village Voice, ranking at #84, and in 2002 it
became the first work designated as a
UNESCO World Heritage film.
• Edwin Stanton Porter (April 21, 1870 – April
30, 1941) was an American early film pioneer,
most famous as a director with Thomas
Edison's company. Over 250 films were
created by Porter, the most important include
‘Life of an American Fireman’ (1903) and ‘The
Great Train Robbery’ (1903).
• In popular opinion he is the greatest silent
movie star of all time. Chaplin was the first
real celebrity to come from the media world.
His most famous character ‘The tramp’ is
universally recognisable and his films such as
The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, and
The Great Dictator are often ranked among
the greatest of all time.
French new wave
• Although never a formally organized movement, the
New Wave filmmakers were linked by their selfconscious rejection of the literary period pieces being
made in France and written by novelists.
• Major figures included André Bazin, Jean-Luc Godard,
François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, Jacques
Rivette, Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy.
• Discontinuing editing and long takes are common,
aswell as usually using portable equipment requiring
little set up time. Creating a documentary-esque style
in many cases.
• Was an influential French film director,
screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic,
as well as one of the founders of the French
New Wave. In a film career lasting over 25
years, he remains an icon of the French film
industry, having worked on over 25 films.
Truffaut's film ‘The 400 Blows’ is a defining
film of the New Wave genre.
• Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English
film director and producer. Following his breakthrough
with Alien (1979), his best-known works are sci-fi
classic Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991),
best picture Oscar-winner Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk
Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), Kingdom of
Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood
(2010) and Prometheus (2012).
• Scott is known for his atmospheric, highly concentrated
visual style, which has influenced many directors.
Though his films range widely in setting and period.
• Is an American film director, film producer, writer, poet,
artist and animator. He is famous for his dark, gothic
and quirky take on horror and fantasy style movies
such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The
Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow and
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
• And for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure,
Batman, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.
• Burton has directed 16 films and produced 12 as of
Since his debut in 1998, Nolan has directed eight
features, ranging from low budget independent
films to large-scale, major studio-supported
blockbusters. In total, they have grossed
approximately $3.5 billion worldwide. Nolan has
been described as one of the most innovative
storytellers and image makers at work in movies
• Director of “little terrorist” (2004) which is
one of the most successful short films ever.
Having been oscar nominated and been the
official selection for over 130 film festivals.
• He has also directed and produced a wide
range of other films, including the
documentaries Inshallah, Kashmir (2012),
Football (2010); aswell as feature-length
ecological thriller The Forest (2012)
• Has been a google subsidiary since 2006, was
set up in 2005 by three former paypal
• The site is based on the idea that users can
upload, view and share videos. including
movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well
as amateur content such as video blogging,
short original videos, and educational videos.
Sundance Film Festival
• Is the biggest short film festival in america,
takes place annuallyin utah, the categories of
film are feature length, short films, and some
out of competition categories such as NEXT,
New frontier, Spotlight, and Park City at