Georges Melies
(Movies & TV)
Thomas Edison
Charles Francis Jenkins
(Civil society)
Will Barker
(Movies & TV)
Leon Gaumont
(Movies & TV)

See also

Auguste and Louis Lumière

Knowledge Identifier: +Auguste_and_Louis_Lumiere


Auguste and Louis Lumiere

Major step towards moving images add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1870.

Countries: France (54%), United States (31%), United Kingdom (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Georges Melies, Salon Indien du Grand Cafe, Thomas Edison




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Auguste and Louis Lumiere was born in 1870 add something


The scientific chronophotography devices developed by Eadweard Muybridge, Étienne-Jules Marey and Ottomar Anschütz in the 1880s were able to produce moving photographs, as was William Friese-Greene's 'chronophotographic' system, demonstrated in 1890, and Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope , premiered in 1891 add something


Louis Le Prince and Claude Mechant had been shooting moving picture sequences on paper film as soon as 1888, but had never performed a public demonstration add something


It was not until their father retired in 1892 that the brothers began to create moving pictures add something


Since 1892, the projected drawings of Émile Reynaud's Théâtre Optique were attracting Paris crowds to the Museé Grevin add something


The original cinématographe had been patented by Léon Guillaume Bouly on 12 February 1892 add something


Polish inventor, Kazimierz Prószy?ski had built his camera and projecting device, called Pleograph, in 1894 add something


Their first film, Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon, shot in 1894, is considered the first real motion picture in history add something


The Lumières held their first private screening of projected motion pictures in 1895 add something


The brothers patented their own version on 13 February 1895 add something


The first footage ever to be recorded using it was recorded on March 19, 1895 add something


Their first public screening of films at which admission was charged was held on December 28, 1895, at Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris add something


Cinematography - It was not a commercial success but in the following year, Charles Francis Jenkins and his projector, the Phantoscope,made a successful audience viewing while Louis and Auguste Lumière perfected the Cinématographe, an apparatus that took, printed, and projected film in Paris in December 1895


Georges Melies - On 28 December 1895 Méliès was present at the first public screening of the Lumière brothers' films at the Grand Café in Paris


The Lumières went on tour with the cinématographe in 1896, visiting Bombay, London, Montreal, New York and Buenos Aires add something


Georges Melies - By 1897 technology had caught up and better cameras were put on sale in Paris, leading Méliès to discard his own camera and purchase several better cameras made by Gaumont, Lumière, and Pathé


Will Barker - In 1901 he started a business at 50 Gray's Inn Road, Holborn for the purposes of making moving pictures on a hand cranked Lumiere camera, which had bought a few years before and showing the resulting films to the public -for a fee


Pathe - In 1902, Pathé acquired the Lumière brothers' patents and set about to design an improved studio camera and to make their own film stock


They turned their attentions to colour photography and in 1903 they patented a colour photography process, the "Autochrome Lumière", launched on the market in 1907 add something


The Lumières brothers saw film as a novelty and had withdrawn from the film business in 1905 add something


Louis Lumiere College - The school was founded in 1926 as l'Ecole Nationale de la Cinématographie et la Photographie on the rue de Vaugirard, under the leadership of personalities like Louis Lumière and Léon Gaumont, pioneer schools of cinema and photography


Georges Melies - Eventually Georges Méliès was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur , the medal of which was presented to him in October of 1931 by Louis Lumière


Auguste died on 10 April 1954 and Louis on 6 June 1948 add something


Georges Melies - Many of his earliest films were copies and remakes of the Lumière brothers films, made to compete with the 2000 daily customers of the Grand Café

2005, 12 September 2005 add something


Clint Eastwood - In October 2009, he was honored by the Lumière Award (in honor of the Lumière Brothers, inventors of the Cinematograph) during the first edition of the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon , France.