Film history was created in the 1890s. It was the era when cameras with motion picture options were discovered and when film companies were prepared to do business. Films of that time were very short; to be precise, they were a minute long or even under one minute because the technology of that time had its limits. They also didn’t have sound, and this was the case until 1927. During the first decade, the film was starting as something that wasn’t very popular to a large -scale industry for entertainment. The films were much longer.




They were several minutes long, and they had several shots. The first camera that was able to rotate was made in 1898. In 1897 the first important studios were built. And after that, we had the introduction of special effects. The films with more action continuity began to develop, and action across shots was possible after implementation of this technology. In the 1900s the first close-up camera was discovered because the action across successive shots was being used in continuity. Most of the films that were made in those years were called chase movies.

Chase films

Animation movies were created in 1899. The first long movie was made in 1906, and it was produced in Australia production. The first theater showing that was a feature length was The Nickelodeon movie.


It was shown in Pittsburg in 1905. Actors started to receive payments for their acting by 1910 and that opened the gateway for the actor stars. American movies had the biggest market share in the European countries except for France, and in Australia.

New film discoveries

Artificial lighting was among the first which were introduced. Then we had fire effects and lightning called low-key. It was used in sinister scenes where the enhanced atmosphere was needed. Films were growing, and more and more specialist writers were involved because they were needed to produce much larger and different in a way. Those stories were derived from novels or plays. The form was needed which was able to be put on a reel and which was easier to understand by the public.

And the audience wasn’t familiar with this type of storytelling. The development of genres had begun. There were divisions, and those were called categories. First, they had comedy and drama. Later these two genres begin to divide into sub genres. And that is how modern film and series slowly have begun to develop into a modern type of film as we know it today.