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LEGENDS OF LUMIERES' ART!!! The Pioneers of Ancient Cinema

Cinema has developed through millions of processes and paths to counter in to it's present stage.
These are pioneers who had played as the torch bearers for the goodness of ancient cinema.


Eadweard Muybridge

(9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904)
Known for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.

Étienne-Jules Marey

( 5 March 1830-21 May 1904)
His work was significant in the development of cardiology, physical instrumentation, aviation, cinematography and the science of laboratory photography. He is widely considered to be a pioneer of photography and an influential pioneer of the history of cinema.

Thomas Edison

(February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)
He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

William Kennedy Dickson

(3 August 1860 – 28 September 1935)
He was the inventor of first motion picture camera and the maker of first experimental sound movie.

Auguste and Louis Lumière

Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas (1862-1964)
Louis Jean (1864-1948)

The first filmmakers in history. They patented the cinematograph, which in contrast to Edison's "peepshow" kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties. Their first film, Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon, shot in 1894, is considered the first true motion picture.

Georges Méliès

(8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938)
French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès, a prolific innovator in the use of special effects, accidentally discovered the substitution stop trick in 1896, and was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour in his work.

Edwin S. Porter

(April 21, 1870 – April 30, 1941)
American early film pioneer, most famous as a director with Edison Manufacturing Company. Of over 250 films created by Porter, the most important films include Life of an American Fireman (1903) and The Great Train Robbery (1903).

George Eastman

(July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)
American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream.

D. W. Griffith

(January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948)
American film director, mostly remembered as the director of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916). He was the director world's first feature film.

Charlie Chaplin

(16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)
English actor, comedian, and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.