The technological developments in the film industry
By Travis Quailey
The film industry was changing. Hollywood studios were creating longer, better-quality films, creating a generation of movie stars in the process. Gloria Swanson, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks.
Some of the first three dimentional movies were created Power of Love (US 22), starring Terry ONeil and Barbara Bedford and R. William Neills Mars, aka Radio Mania (US 22), with Grant Mitchell as an inventor who succeeds in making contact with Mars via television.
In 1917 The Gulf Between was the first film to use Technicolor.
The first movie to have a synchronized sound track was Fritz Langs “Siegfried” which was produced in the year 1925.
The first all-talking film “Lights of New York” was released.
First feature-length sound film in color: MGMs The Viking, 1928. It had a synchronized score and sound effects, but no audible dialog.
First all-color "talkie": Warner Brothers On With the Show
First film in 3-color Technicolor: Walt Disneys Silly Symphony: Flowers and Trees
First feature film made entirely in 3-color technicolor: Rouben Mamoulians Becky Sharp with Cedric Hardwicke and Miriam Hopkins.
The First colour film to be shot entirely on location: Paramounts The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine was directed by Henry Hathaway. It was the second full-length feature film to be shot in three-strip Technicolor and the first in colour to be shot outdoors, with the approval of the Technicolor Corporation.
First film ever to begin using Kodaks Eastman Colour process was a film known as Royal Journey. Royal Journey is a National Film Board of Canada documentary film chronicling a five-week Royal visit by then-Princess Elizabeth and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951.
Back in the 50′s and 60′s, Hollywood had to combat the growing threat of television by introducing large format films to audiences – Vista-vision, Cinerama, Ultra-Panavision – all new forms of film stock promising better image quality to larger screen sizes to improved sound… anything to draw in a viewing audience more readily able to sit in front of the TV in their lounge-rooms and not go out to the movies.
The New Hollywood or Post-classical cinema was invented.
There were sequels being created after films already made, blockbusters and video-tapes were being used as a new way to purchase films and watch them on television.
New special effects was being produced, independent films, and DVDs were being created instead of films being recorded on VCR’s.
1992-3: “pro logic” effect was transformed with twin digital channel surround sound formats – Dolby Digital and dts. Dolby Digital debuted with the release of Tim Burton’s "Batman Returns" and Spielberg’s "Jurassic Park"
The rapid rise of CGI animated feature films was created and it was beginning with the famous Toy cartoon and first animated movie which was Toy Story.