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Lights, Camera, Action!

We are explaining the influence of the media on the way people think.

Wade Hawthorne

on 17 December 2014

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Transcript of Lights, Camera, Action!

Louis le Prince
Born August 28, 1841 in Metz, France.

"Father of Cinematography" since 1930.

Inventor who shot the first moving pictures on paper film using a single lens camera.
First Single Lens Movie Camera
Developed in 1888 in England.
Originally had 16 lenses in 1887.
First 8 triggered by electromagnetic shutter on film.
Film moved forward to operate on second 8.
Combined with a projector.
George Méliès
Born December 8, 1861 in Paris, France.
Illusionist, filmmaker, and director.
First to use special effects, multiple exposures, and hand-painted film strips.
The first "Cinemagician"
Produced 520 films between 1896 and 1912.
Discoveries and Accomplishments in Film
Accidentally discovered "stop trick" filming.

Produced first real narrative and science fiction movies.

Early pioneer of early cinema.
A Trip To The Moon. 1902.
D.W. Griffith
How do Films Impact Society?
The history of film began in the 1890s because of the...

Creation of the first motion-picture cameras.

Establishment of film production companies
& cinemas.
View from the Window at Le Gras
James Clark Maxwell
First Color Photograph, 1861
First Photograph in History, 1826.
First Color Photograph Underwater, 1926
Charles Mart & W.H. Longley
George Shiras
First Nighttime Animal Photograph, 1906.
Joseph Nicephore
Graphic Artist
Lights, Camera, Action!
Adriana Botley, Wade Hawthorne,
Nathalie Madrid, Jonathan Braverman
Nathalie Madrid
17 Dec 2014
Borgeson's Class
What technological advances contributed to the art of photography and cinema?
Who were the major pioneers in the new media of the late 19th and 20th century?
What is the relationship between fine art and new media? Difference in impact?
How was the mass media used for propaganda by social activists of the time?
Essential Questions:

How do Movie Actors Impact Society?
Cinema provides entertainment, information & knowledge, and is a great source of recreation.

Cost of cinema was equal and accessible to all.

Movies create awareness about the importance of education, medicine, environment, & politics.

Film can influence our behavior positively or negatively.
People tend to imitate an actor or actress that they look up to
Kids and even adults would dress up and imitate Charlie Chaplin
Born January 22, 1875 in La Grange, Kentucky.

Inspired by George Méliès.

Began making films in 1908.

Made two films with sound.

Directed 532 films between 1908 and 1931.
The Birth of a Nation
Film can introduce us to creative outlets that can help us better ourselves in different ways and be more understanding towards other cultures.

Film can cause negative behavior. Continual viewing of violence encourages aggression and violent behavior.
Film Affects Behavior
This is a form of theatrical makeup used by performers to represent a black person

Singer and actor Al Jolson wore blackface in the musical film
The Jazz Singer
Cinema has grown rapidly since the early 1900s.

It shapes culture by transforming viewers opinions.

Film can have enormous impact on people.
Used advanced camera and narrative techniques.

Extremely controversial.

Positively portrayed slavery and the KKK.

Most profitable film of all time.

Caused riots.
Camera Obscura
Aristotle 384-322BC
Leonardo Da Vinci 1490
Giovanni Porta 17th Century
Three black and white photographs,
Each taken through a red, green, or blue filter.
The photos were turned into lantern slides and projected in registration with the same color filters.
This is the "color separation" method.
Bitumen-coated plate in a camera obscura
Magnesium Flash Powder
Magnesium Flash Gun
Barbara Kruger
How has photography affected the way people think today?
How has cinema affected our culture?
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