By: Lorin O'Rear

Motion picture cameras were created in the 1870s.


A groundbreaking piece of work from innovative photographer Eadweard Muybridge,The Horse in Motion is a series of stills featuring a galloping racehorse and was the first animal ever to be shown in a moving image format.

Color was added to film in the late 30s ,so film makers also processed films like Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

Color photography is photography that uses media capable of reproducing colors, which are traditionally produced chemically during the photographic processing phase. By contrast, black-and-white (monochrome) photography records only a single channel ofluminance (brightness) and uses media capable only of showing shades of gray.

Walt Disney created the Disney Company. Today Disney's company is one of the most know animation and motion picture companies of the century.It is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue.Disney was founded on October 16, 1923

Steps to Film Making

Film production involves several major stages:[1]

  • Development — The first stage in which the ideas for the film are created, rights to books/plays are bought etc., and the screenplay is written. Financing for the project has to be sought and greenlit.
  • Pre-production—Preparations are made for the shoot, in which cast and film crew are hired, locations are selected, and sets are built.
  • Production—The raw elements for the film are recorded during the film shoot.
  • Post-Production—The images, sound, and visual effects of the recorded film are edited.
  • Distribution—The finished film is distributed and screened in cinemas and/or released on Home entertainment.


Action & Adventure

An action story is similar to Adventure, but the protagonist usually takes a risky turn, which leads to desperate situations (including explosions, fight scenes, daring escapes, etc.). Action and Adventure are usually categorized together (sometimes even as "action-adventure") because they have much in common, and many stories fall under both genres simultaneously for instance Pirates of the Carabean


Comedy is a story that tells about a series of funny or comical events, intended to make the audience laugh. It is a very open genre, and thus crosses over with many other genres on a frequent basis.


A fantasy story is about magic or supernatural forces, rather than technology, though it often is made to include elements of other genres, such as science fiction elements, for instance computers or DNA, if it happens to take place in a modern or future era. Depending on the extent of these other elements, the story may or may not be considered to be a "hybrid genre" series; for instance, even though the Harry Potter series canonincludes the requirement of a particular gene to be a wizard, it is referred to only as a fantasy series.


A story about a real person or event. Often, they are written in a text book format, which may or may not focus on solely that person or event.

Science fiction

Science fiction is similar to fantasy, except stories in this genre use scientific understanding to explain the universe that it takes place in. It generally includes or is centered on the presumed effects or ramifications of computers or machines; travel through space, time oralternate universes; alien life-forms; genetic engineering; or other such things. The science or technology used may or may not be very thoroughly elaborated on; stories whose scientific elements are reasonably detailed, well-researched and considered to be relatively plausible given current knowledge and technology are often referred to as hard science fiction.


Although normally associated with the crime genre, mystery fiction is considered a completely different genre in certain circumstances where the focus is on supernatural mystery (even if no crime is involved). This distinction was common in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, where titles such as Dime Mystery, Thrilling Mystery and Spicy Mystery offered what at the time were described as "weird menace" stories – supernatural horror in the vein of Grand Guignol. This contrasted with parallel titles of the same names which contained conventional hardboiled crime fiction. The first use of "mystery" in this sense was by Dime Mystery, which started out as an ordinary crime fiction magazine but switched to "weird menace" during the latter part of 1933. There are also subgenre mysteryies like puzzle mysteries.


Traditionally, a romance story involves chivalry and adventure. In modern writing, a story about character's relationships, or engagements (a story about character development and interpersonal relationships rather than adventures). It has produced a wide array of subgenres, the majority of which feature the mutual attraction and love of a man and a woman as the main plot, and have a happy ending. This genre, much like fantasy fiction, is broad enough in definition that it is easily and commonly seen combined with other genres, such as comedy, fantasy fiction, realistic fiction, or action-adventure.

Academy Awards

The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards of Meritpresented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) toproducers working in the film industry and is the only category in which every member is eligible to submit a nomination. Best Picture is considered the most important of the Academy Awards, as it represents all the directing, acting, music composing, writing, editing and other efforts put forth into a film. Consequently, Best Picture is the final award and the conclusion of the annual Academy Awards ceremony. The Grand Staircase columns at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the Academy Awards ceremonies have been held since 2002, showcase every film that has won the Best Picture title since the award's inception 85 years ago.


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