Earlycinema.com aims to provide
an introduction to the first decade of motion pictures and
the developments which helped shape cinema as we know it today.
The site is by no means a complete account of the development
of cinema, and concentrates on the major events in cinema's
history encouraging further reading and research.
picks out key events in the development of this exciting medium
from the optical toys of the early 1800s through to experiments
in motion capture and the work of Thomas Edison and the Lumière
Meet some of the pioneers
of this new medium and discover the effect their contributions
had on moving pictures. Earlycinema.com
has profiles of such leading figures as Thomas Edison, William
Dickson, Georges Méliès, Birt Acres and the Lumière Brothers.
of motion pictures is explored with a look at some of the
major inventions in early cinema including the Zoetrope, Kinetoscope
For quick reference, an A
to Z gives brief information on a wide range of
early cinema topics from Biograph to the Latham Loop.