Persistence of vision and the phi phenomena
Toys that anticipated the coming of the cinema (flipbooks, zeotropropes, etc.)
Early discoveries and inventions that led to the development of motion
pocture technology in the 1880s and 1890s (magik lantern, Muybridge, etc)
The two engineering essentials of a motion picture camera/projection
Dickson, the kinetoscope, and the Edison co.
Lumiere bros., the documentary and the projected image (3/22/1895 &
What good came of the MPPC or “the Trust”?
What was the significant of Mutual v. Ohio (1915)
Melies (f/x, tableaux, fixed camera, fantasy)
Porter (parallel cutting, shot as basic unit, moving camera, Western)
The importance and contributions of Griffith in shaping a film language and
in elevating the status of cinema in relation to the other arts; k