The development of cinematography from its primitive beginnings through emergence as a serious art form in the late 1920s. Film clips and interviews with veterans of the period like Karl Brown and George Folsey are highlighted.
Did You Know?
Bitzer was a technician who put Griffith's ideas onto celluloid.
The Anvil Chorus
from 'Il Travatore" (uncredited)
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Karl Brown hummed it to hold time while cranking the camera. See more