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How Motion Pictures Are Made and Shown (1912)

We are first shown the studio operations, building and painting scenery, setting up and dressing a set, rehearsing a scene under the watchful eye of the stage director and then the actual ... See full summary »

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We are first shown the studio operations, building and painting scenery, setting up and dressing a set, rehearsing a scene under the watchful eye of the stage director and then the actual taking of a scene, showing the camera recording pictures at the rate of sixteen a second or sixteen to every foot of film. Then we see how an actor makes up for a character part and next a party leaving the studio for an outdoor scene. We then take up the mechanical end of the business, being shown how the film is developed, washed and, finally, how the various scenes are assembled into a complete picture. Our next visit is to the factory where the projecting machines are made and many portions of the exceedingly delicate and ingenious manufacture are shown with wonderful clearness and interest. Finally, after seeing the complete machine assembled, we are made acquainted with the actual way that the film is projected. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 February 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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