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William Heise (1847–1910)

William Heise was an engineer who was integral in the development of the kinetoscope for Thomas Edison, working with inventor William K.L. Dickson in the development of the device. He later became a cameraman, director and producer responsible for the creation of hundreds of short films. In 1890, Heise was employed as a machinist at Edison's West ... See full bio »

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 1898 Bathing Scene at Rockaway (Documentary short)
 1898 Ella Lola, a la Trilby (Short)
 1898/III Old Glory and the Cuban Flag (Short)
 1898/II Old Glory and the Cuban Flag (Short)
 1898/II S.S. 'Coptic' (Documentary short)
 1898 The Telephone No. 2 (Short)
 1898 Advance Guard, Return of N.J. Troops (Documentary short)
 1898 Return of the 2nd Regiment of New Jersey (Documentary short)
 1898 Turkish Dance, Ella Lola (Short)
 1898 Cuban Ambush (Short)
 1898/II The Burglar (Short)
 1898 A Street Arab (Short)
 1898 Comedy Set-To (Short)
 1898 Snow Storm (Documentary short)
 1898 The Ball Game (Documentary short)
 1898/I The Burglar (Short)
 1898/I The Telephone (Short)
 1898 Acrobatic Monkey (Documentary short)
 1898/I American Flag (Short)
 1898/II American Flag (Short)
 1898 An Unwelcome Visitor (Short)
 1898/I Old Glory and the Cuban Flag (Short)
 1898 Sea Waves (Documentary short)
 1898 A Mid-Winter Brush (Short)
 1898 Cañon of the Rio Grande (Short documentary)
 1898 Cattle Leaving the Corral (Documentary short)
 1898 Coasting (Documentary short)
 1898 Hockey Match on the Ice (Short)
 1898 Snowballing the Coasters (Documentary short)
 1897 71st Regiment, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 Butterfly Dance (Short)
 1897 Receding View, Black Diamond Express No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1897 Sleigh Riding, Central Park (Documentary short)
 1897 The Little Reb (Short)
 1897 Firing by Squad, Gatling Gun (Documentary short)
 1897 Gatling Gun Crew in Action (Documentary short)
 1897 Mount and Dismount, Gatling Gun (Documentary short)
 1897 Ambulance Call (Documentary short)
 1897 Crissie Sheridan (Short)
 1897 Dancing Darkey Boy (Short)
 1897 Judging Tandems (Short)
 1897 Ladies' Saddle Horses (Short)
 1897 Pie Eating Contest (Short)
 1897 Rainmakers (Short)
 1897 Single Harness Horses (Documentary short)
 1897 Teams of Horses (Short)
 1897 The Jealous Monkey (Short)
 1897 Ambulance at the Accident (Short)
 1897 Bowery Waltz (Documentary short)
 1897 Charity Ball (Short)
 1897 Fisherman's Luck (Short)
 1897 Admiral Cigarette (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1897 Armour's Electric Trolley (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Fire Department in Action (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Police on Parade (Documentary short) (unconfirmed)
 1897 Buffalo Stockyards (Documentary short)
 1897 Cattle Driven to Slaughter (Documentary short)
 1897 Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago (Documentary short)
 1897 Falls of Minnehaha (Documentary short)
 1897 Free-for-All Race at Charter Oak Park (Documentary short)
 1897 Giant Coal Dumper (Documentary short)
 1897 Sheep Run, Chicago Stockyards (Documentary short)
 1897 Suburban Handicap, 1897 (Short)
 1897 Water Fall in the Catskills (Documentary short)
 1897 Boating on the Lake (Short)
 1897 Chicken Thieves (Short)
 1897 Children's Toilet (Short)
 1897 Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1897 7th and 71st Regiment, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 Buffalo Bill and Escort (Short)
 1897 General Porter's Oration (Documentary short)
 1897 Husking Bee (Short)
 1897 Making Soap Bubbles (Short)
 1897 National Lancers of Boston (Documentary short)
 1897 O'Brien's Trained Horses (Documentary short)
 1897 Old Guard, New York City (Short)
 1897 Sixth U.S. Cavalry (Documentary short)
 1897 Sun Dance - Annabelle (Short)
 1897 Tandem Hurdle Jumping (Short)
 1897 Trick Elephants (Short)
 1897 Bareback Hurdle Jumping (Short)
 1897 Black Diamond Express, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1897 Black Diamond Express, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1897 Cavalry Passing in Review (Documentary short)
 1897 Chas. Werts, Acrobat (Short)
 1897 Grace Church, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 McKinley Leaving Church (Documentary short)
 1897 Receding View, Black Diamond Express (Documentary short)
 1897 Seminary Girls (Short)
 1897 The Elopement (Short)
 1897 The Washwoman's Troubles (Short)
 1897 Fifth Avenue, New York (Documentary short)
 1897 American and Cuban Flag (Short)
 1897 Battery A, Light Artillery, U.S. Army (Short documentary)
 1897 Drum Corps and Militia (Documentary short)
 1897 McKinley Taking the Oath (Short)
 1897 Umbrella Brigade (Documentary short)
 1897 Vice-President Hobart's Escort (Documentary short)
 1897 Washington Continental Guards (Documentary short)
 1897 Guard Mount, Ft. Myer (Documentary short)
 1897 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. (Documentary short)
 1897 Pile Driving, Washington Navy Yard (Documentary short)
 1897 The Milker's Mishap (Short)
 1897 Market Square, Harrisburg, Pa. (Documentary short)
 1897 Parisian Dance (Short)
 1897 Pennsylvania State Militia, Double Time (Documentary short)
 1897 Pennsylvania State Militia, Single Time (Documentary short)
 1897 Police Patrol Wagon (Documentary short)
 1897 The Farmer's Troubles (Short)
 1897 The First Sleigh-Ride (Documentary short)
 1896 American Line Pier (Documentary short)
 1896 Amy Muller (Documentary short)
 1896 Artillery Scene at Peekskill (Documentary short)
 1896 Asbury Park Baby Parade No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 Asbury Park Baby Parade No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 Baggage Wagons of Li Hung Chang (Documentary short)
 1896 Bag Punching (Short)
 1896 Bathing Scene at Coney Island (Documentary short)
 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 2 (Short)
 1896 Blackton Sketches, No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1896 Boat Rescue (Short)
 1896 Bowling Green (Documentary short)
 1896 Bowling Green at a Busy Hour (Documentary short)
 1896 Boxing Match Between a Man and a Woman (Documentary short)
 1896 Broadway at 14th Street (Documentary short)
 1896 Broadway at Post Office (Documentary short)
 1896 Bryan Train Scene at Orange (Documentary short)
 1896 Carpenter Shop (Short)
 1896 Central Park (Documentary short)
 1896 Cissy Fitzgerald (Short)
 1896 Clotilde Antonio (Short)
 1896 Cuban Liberty (Short)
 1896 Elevated Railway, 23rd Street, New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Fast Train (Documentary short)
 1896 Fast Trains (Documentary short)
 1896 Ferry Boat Leaving Dock, New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Fourteenth and Broadway (Documentary short)
 1896 Frog Dance (Short)
 1896 German Children's Parade (Documentary short)
 1896 Going to the Fire (Documentary short)
 1896 Haymakers at Work (Documentary short)
 1896 Interrupted Lover (Short)
 1896 Knights of Templar Parade (Documentary short)
 1896 Landing of the 'Grand Republic' (Documentary short)
 1896 Lone Fisherman (Short)
 1896 Love on a Sleigh (Short)
 1896 Lucille Sturgis (Short)
 1896 McKinley Parade No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 McKinley Parade No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 McKinley Parade No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1896 Monroe Doctrine (Short)
 1896 Newsboys Scrambling for Pennies (Documentary short)
 1896 Niagara Falls, Whirlpool (Documentary short)
 1896 Niagara Falls (Canadian Falls) (Documentary short)
 1896 Parade of Bicyclists at Brooklyn, New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Parade of New York City Crossing Sweepers (Documentary short)
 1896 Paterson Falls (Documentary short)
 1896 Pat vs. Populist (Short)
 1896 Pony Race at Coney Island (Documentary short)
 1896 Railway Smash-Up (Documentary short)
 1896 Return of the Fisherman (Documentary short)
 1896 Rockville Bridge and Train Crossing (Documentary short)
 1896 Rope Dance (Short)
 1896 Scene on Surf Ave., Coney Island (Documentary short)
 1896 Sea Beach Scene (Documentary short)
 1896/II Shooting the Chutes (Documentary short)
 1896 Sidewalks of New York (Documentary short)
 1896 Steamer 'Rosedale' (Short)
 1896 Steamer 'St. Louis' Leaving Dock (Documentary short)
 1896 Street Sprinkling and Trolley Cars (Documentary short)
 1896 Swimming School (Documentary short)
 1896 Telephone Appointment (Short)
 1896 The Ferris Wheel (Documentary short)
 1896 The Interrupted Supper (Short)
 1896 The N.Y. 'World' Sick Baby Fund (Documentary short)
 1896 The Old German Mill (Short)
 1896 Trick Bicycle Riding (Short)
 1896 Turkish Harem Scene (Short)
 1896 Vernona Jarbeau (Short)
 1896 View from Gorge Railroad (Documentary short)
 1896 Washington Market (Documentary short)
 1896 Watermelon Contest (Short)
 1896 American Falls, from Incline R.R. (Short documentary)
 1896 Black Diamond Express (Documentary short)
 1896 Buffalo Horse Market (Documentary short)
 1896 Chicago and Buffalo Express (Documentary short)
 1896 Horseshoe Falls, from Luna Isle (Short documentary)
 1896 Hurdle Race: High Jumpers (Documentary short)
 1896 Rapids at Cave of the Winds (Documentary short)
 1896 Tally Ho: Arrival (Documentary short)
 1896 Tally Ho: Departure (Short)
 1896 A Morning Alarm (Documentary short)
 1896 Mounted Police Charge (Documentary short)
 1896 Charge of West Point Cadets (Documentary short)
 1896 Fighting the Fire (Documentary short)
 1896 Starting for the Fire (Documentary short)
 1896 The Runaway in the Park (Documentary short)
 1896 A Morning Bath (Short)
 1896 The Burning Stable (Short)
 1896 Feeding the Doves (Short documentary)
 1896 Clark's Thread Mill (Documentary short)
 1896 East Side Drive, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 East Side Drive, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 Park Police Drill Left Wheel and Forward (Documentary short)
 1896 Park Police Drill Mount and Dismounting (Documentary short)
 1896 Streets of Cairo (Documentary short)
 1896 Surf at Long Branch (Documentary short)
 1896 Wine Garden Scene (Documentary short)
 1896 Passaic Falls, New Jersey (Documentary short)
 1896 Herald Square (Documentary short)
 1896 Mess Call (Documentary short)
 1896 The Morning Alarm (Documentary short)
 1895 A Frontier Scene (Short)
 1895 Attilla No. 2 (Short)
 1895 Chinese Laundry Scene (Short)
 1895 Cyclone Dance (Short)
 1895 Dance of Rejoicing (Documentary short)
 1895 Fan Dance (Short)
 1895 Gladiatorial Combat (Short)
 1895 Grotesque Tumbling (Short)
 1895 Grundy and Frint (Short)
 1895 Indian Scalping Scene (Short)
 1895 James Grundy, Cake Walk (Short)
 1895 Joan of Arc (Short)
 1895 Muscle Dance (Short)
 1895 New Barber's Shop (Short)
 1895 New Bar Room (Short)
 1895 New Blacksmith Shop (Short)
 1895 Opera Scene (Short)
 1895 Paddle Dance (Short)
 1895 Princess Ali (Short)
 1895 Professor Attilla (Short)
 1895 Rob Roy (Short)
 1895 Short Stick Dance (Short)
 1895 Silver Dance (Documentary short)
 1895 Trilby Dance (Short)
 1895 Trilby Death Scene (Short)
 1895 Trilby Hypnotic Scene (Short)
 1895 Umbrella Dance (Short)
 1895 Young Weimer (Short)
 1895 Elsie Jones (Short)
 1895 The Rixfords, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1895 The Rixfords, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1895 Annabelle Serpentine Dance (Documentary short)
 1895 Elsie Jones, No. 2 (Short)
 1894 A Bar Room Scene (Short)
 1894 Alleni's Boxing Monkeys (Short)
 1894 Amateur Gymnast, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1894 Annabelle Butterfly Dance (Documentary short)
 1894 Annabelle Sun Dance (Short)
 1894 Annie Oakley (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1894 Armand D'Ary (Documentary short)
 1894 Athlete with Wand (Short)
 1894 Band Drill (Short)
 1894 Bertoldi (Mouth Support) (Short)
 1894 Boxing (Short)
 1894 Boxing Match (Documentary short)
 1894 Bucking Broncho (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1894 Buffalo Bill (Short)
 1894 Buffalo Dance (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1894 Caicedo (with Pole) (Short) (uncredited)
 1894 Caicedo (with Spurs) (Short)
 1894 Carmencita (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 1894 Cock Fight, No. 2 (Short)
 1894 Cupid's Dance (Short)
 1894 Dickson Experimental Sound Film (Short) (uncredited)
 1894 Dogs Fighting (Documentary short)
 1894 Edison Employee Picnic (Short)
 1894 Fancy Club Swinger (Documentary short)
 1894 Fred Ott Holding a Bird (Short)
 1894 French Dancers (Short)
 1894 Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (Short)
 1894 Hadj Cheriff (Short)
 1894 Highland Dance (Short)
 1894 Human Pyramid (Short)
 1894 Imperial Japanese Dance (Short)
 1894 Lady Fencers (With Foils) (Short)
 1894 Lasso Exhibition (Documentary short)
 1894 Leonard-Cushing Fight (Documentary short)
 1894 Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (Short) (uncredited)
 1894 Man of a Thousand Faces (Short)
 1894 May Lucas (Short)
 1894 Men on Parallel Bars (Documentary short)
 1894 Miss Lucy Murray (Short)
 1894 Mlle. Capitaine (Short)
 1894 Organ Grinder, No. 1 (Short)
 1894 Organ Grinder No. 2 (Short)
 1894 Oriental Dance (Short)
 1894 Rat Killing (Short)
 1894 Rats and Terrier No. 2 (Short)
 1894 Rats and Terrier No. 3 (Short)
 1894 Rats and Weasel (Short)
 1894 Ruth Dennis (Short)
 1894 Sandow No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1894 Sandow No. 3 (Documentary short)
 1894 Sheik Hadji Tahar (Short)
 1894 Sioux Ghost Dance (Short)
 1894 Summersault Dog (Short)
 1894 Sword Combat (Short)
 1894 The Barbershop (Documentary short)
 1894 The Carnival Dance (Short)
 1894 The Cock Fight (Documentary short)
 1894 The Wrestling Dog (Short)
 1894 Toyou Kichi (Short)
 1894 Trained Bears (Short)
 1894 Trapeze (Documentary short)
 1894 Unsuccessful Somersault (Short)
 1894 Walton and Slavin No. 1 (Short)
 1894 Walton and Slavin No. 2 (Short)
 1894 Walton and Slavin No. 3 (Short)
 1894 Walton and Slavin No. 4 (Short)
 1894 Whirlwind Gun Spinning (Short)
 1894 Wonderful Performing Dog (Short)
 1894 Wrestling Match (Short)
 1894 Dance (Short)
 1894 Fire Rescue Scene (Short)
 1894 The Widder (Short)
 1894 Topack and Steele (Short)
 1894 Lasso Thrower (Short)
 1894 Mexican Knife Duel (Short)
 1894 Sandow, No. 1 (Short documentary)
 1894 Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (Documentary short)
 1893 Horse Shoeing (Short)
 1893 Blacksmith Scene (Short) (uncredited)
 1892 A Hand Shake (Short)
 1892 Boxing (Short)
 1892 Fencing (Short)
 1892 Man on Parallel Bars (Short)
 1892 Wrestling (Short)
 1891 Dickson Greeting (Short)
 1891 Duncan Smoking (Short)
 1891 Men Boxing (Documentary short)
 1891 Newark Athlete (Documentary short)
 1890 Monkeyshines, No. 1 (Short)
 1890 Monkeyshines, No. 2 (Short)
 1890 Monkeyshines, No. 3 (Short)
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