Primary 5, English, Worksheet 2, Adjectives, Exercise 5, Comprehension – tbc
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The film industry started out in the 1800s. One of the first few attempts began when a British man wanted to study the movement of animals and man. To prove that all the horse’s feet were lifted off the ground when it rain, a row of twelve camera were placed equally spaced out along the racetrack to record the movements of the galloping horse. For greater details on the horse’s movements, twenty-four cameras were later used.
This gave way to an invention that allowed multiple shots to be taken per second also known as chronophotography. These photographs were taken on a single camera plate, meaning there would be greater continuity between the images when they were screened. Later, up to thirty images could be captured on a single frame and roll film replaced glass plates.
Greater inroads were made in film making when the famous inventor, Thomas Edison, together with his assistant, devised a camera to take moving pictures. Known as the kinetograph, this was motor driven camera. It ran on electricity but movable hand-cranked cameras became more popular as they were lighter and more portable. The kinetoscope was later invented. With the invention, the public was able to view motion pictures but only one person could view the shows at a time. The kinetoscope was commonly used at carnivals where a small fee was paid to watch a short clip.
Early films were documentaries made in home-movie style, showing slices of everyday life like scenes from cockfights, boxing matches, people at work and moving trains at kinetoscope parlours.
As technology progressed, these films were extended from a few minutes to approximately twenty minutes long. In France, the Lumiere brothers invented a gadget where both the movie camera and projector were housed together. Not only was this devise portable, more than a single spectator was able to watch the show. More than ten showings of short documentaries could be shown in a day.
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Chronophotography referred to _______________ .CorrectIncorrect
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