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History of Cinema

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Katrina Farmer Pd.2

History Of Cinema
What is cinema?
Cinema is a film, a story captured as a set of moving pictures to be shown on a screen in a movie theatre or on television. It is a passage of expression and modern science. Cinema is the most tried and true form of storytelling. Cinema is a sequence of moments captured in time, to make you feel, to make you see and to make you understand. Cinema is theatre made more intimate, passion in motion. Cinema built everything that we see on televisions, computers, phones, etc. It is a source of media that has a strong effect on society today. It has aided in the construction of an empire of technology and what our world undergoes to this very day. Many movies or shows affect people’s beliefs and ideals; they allow people to escape reality for about an hour and a half. Different themes in cinema may truly inspire people to think about unknown subjects that may guide them to different places in life, or provide the change they needed. Cinema affects our society with being controversial, by being heartwarming and sometimes just to entertain the public.

How did it begin?
The history of film began in 1827 when the first still photograph was taken. But, the first moving picture started with the first technological precursors of film, the pinhole camera. The pinhole camera was a simple camera without a lens and a single small aperture with a lightproof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this only point and projects the reversed image on the opposite side of the box. This camera, nevertheless, was followed by the more advanced camera obscura. Operating camera obscura, it was achievable to project a moving image but there was no ways of recording the image for later showing. Although, this was a long distance from motion pictures, as we know of them. The first commercial exhibition of film took place on April 14, 1894 at Edison's Kinetoscope peep-show parlor. Each frame was printed...