04:189:102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Star System, Block Booking, Hannibal Goodwin

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA
LECTURE 1
JANUARY 23, 2017
Technology
-When studying technology, you must also look at its content, form, uses, and institutions.
These are all interconnected.
History of Film
- Early History
- 5 Essential Steps for Creating a Motion Picture
- Development of Film
- Edison and the Lumieres
- Introduction of Narrative
- Nickleodeons
- Hollywood Studio System (1910s)
- Studio System’s Golden Age (late 1920s)
- Transformation of the Studio System (after mid-1940s)
- Economics
Five Essential Steps for Creating a Motion Picture
-Persistence of Vision
-Photography
-Motion Picture Camera
-Muybridge and Stanford
-Film
-Hannibal Goodwin
-Projector
-Thomas Edison
Edison and the Lumeires
- Edison and the Lumieres helps to create the Motion
Picture
- Edison: Kinetescope
- Quality is poor
- Edison opts for silent, individual showings of films
- Invents kinescope
- Did not have a projector
-Lumieres: Cinematograph
-Machine shot the pictures, printed them, and projected them.
-The camera was portable, a hand crank provided power
-Not popular in the US
-“Arrival of a Train” clip
-Edison: Vitascope
-Only viewed by one person at a time
Introduction of Narrative
-There was no story in film to grasp your attention yet
-Narrative and Audience Imagination
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