August 1, 2015

Motion Pictures

Horse in Motion, 1886
The first photographic motion picture.
Directed by Edwaerd Muybridge.
Running time 0:09.

Roundhay Garden Scene, 1888
The first movie shot with a motion picture camera.
Directed by Louis Le Prince.
Running time 0:02.

Fred Ott's Sneeze, 1894
One of the first films produced by Thomas Edison's studio.
Directed by K.L. Dickson.
Running time 0:03.

Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory, 1894
The first film shown at a public screening.
Directed by Louis Lumière.
Running time 0:34.

A Trip to the Moon, 1902
One of the first stories on film.
Directed by George Méliès.
Running time 12:51.

The Great Train Robbery, 1903
The most influential film from Edison's studio.
Directed by Edwin S. Porter.
Running time 11:50.

From The Birth of a Nation, 1915
An influential early use of continuity editing.
Directed by D.W. Griffith.
Running time 6:33.

The Kuleshov Effect, circa 1920
An experiment on the effects of montage.
Directed by Lev Kuleshov
Running time 0:45.

From The Battleship Potemkin, 1926
An early influential use of montage editing.
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein.
Running time 1:55.

From The Jazz Singer, 1928
The first feature film with synchronized sound.
Directed by Alan Croslund.
Running time 2:05.

From Citizen Kane, 1941
The greatest film of all-time, according to the American Film Institute.
Directed by Orson Wells.
Running time 2:05.

From The Wizard of Oz, 1939
An early use of Technicolor.
Directed by Victor Fleming.
Running time 1:58.

Trailer for Star Wars, 1977
The movie that set a new standard for special effects.
Directed by George Lucas.
Running time 1:07.