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how film and photography have developed throughout the past couple centuries.
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A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune - 1902

A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la lune) is a 1902 French black and white silent science fiction film. It is loosely based on two popular novels o...
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Hannah Kaye's comment, April 18, 2013 4:52 PM
A trip to the moon is a french film from 1902 by famous filmmaker Georges Melies, also known as the father of special effects. The film is recognized for its innovations in early special effects. During a time when going to see a film was an experience, films such as this provided escapism for those watching. Film used to emerge people in different worlds, which was the mass appeal during a time when their reality wasn't so pleasant.
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nala_cat on Instagram

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Hannah Kaye's comment, April 18, 2013 5:26 PM
Instagram is a photo taking, sharing, and social networking phone app and now online website which also allows users to apply digital filters to their pictures. As of February 2013 Instagram had 100 million active monthly users. Photography was once a privilage, and an art form. Today, we use our unlimited photographic resources (our phones, ipods, etc) to document the most trivial things imaginable. Photographs used to require time and effort for them to turn out beautiful and worth appreciation, whereas now we use our phones, take a picture of our pets or our food, put on a neat filter over it with a click of a button and suddenly we're all "professional photographers". The accessiblity to photographic resources today, as certainly convenient and fun as it is, removes the artistic integrity that once accomanied a great photographer. Who knows who photography will be following another couple decades from now considering the rapid increase in the development of technology today.
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Hannah Kaye's comment, April 18, 2013 5:12 PM
The Black Maria, invented by Thomas Edison was the world's first film production studio. It features internal electricity, had removable walls and ceilings for the much needed natural light, and was built on circular tracks so that throughout the day the studio could spin and follow the sun's light. It was the beginning of what today there are thousands across the continent. The film studio was one of a few sparks that lit the entire ideal of a film industry. The efficiency of the Black Maria, and of a film studio began to turn film into a business.
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How Digital Is Changing the Nature of Movies

How Digital Is Changing the Nature of Movies | early and recent film and photography | Scoop.it
Digital technology is changing movies in such groundbreaking ways that “film” is usually a word of convenience and tradition.
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Hannah Kaye's comment, April 18, 2013 5:35 PM
This article presents both sides of the argument, whether the inevitable transition from film to digital technology is for the better or will ultimately result in filmmakers no longer being able to call themselves such. It touches upon the repercussions of this ongoing change. Film was a phenomenon that lasted over 200 years, now within just the past 2 decades its on its way to obsolescence? This change simply demonstrates the impact of the digital age we live in, and how unstoppable these inevitable developments are.
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Mathew Brady Civil War Photographs

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Mathew Brady (1823-1896) was one of the most prolific photographers of the nineteenth century, creating a visual documentation of the Civil War period (1860-1865).
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Hannah Kaye's comment, April 18, 2013 5:05 PM
Mathew Brady was the first to photographically record a war, hired by the US government to document the American civil war. Brady took about 7000 photos of the war. It was the beginning of accurate visual documentation of history. His use of photography was also the first time people could actually see the horrors and brutality of war, which today is a type of visual we see every day on tv, in the news, in the paper, everywhere.