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Alexandre Promio (1868–1926)

The Lumiere Brothers began their career filming in locations relatively close to their home. After becoming comfortable with their instrument they began sending cameramen all over the world to direct films which they would produce. Alexandre Promio was one such cameraman. He witnessed Lumiere's first film show and became deeply interested in ... See full bio »

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 1904 Panorama du port d'Alger (Documentary short)
 1902 Fort-de-France: marché (Documentary short)
 1902 Le char funèbre (Documentary short)
 1901 Les funérailles de la reine Victoria (Documentary short)
 1898 Explosion en mer (Documentary short)
 1898 Maniobras de la artillería en Vicálvaro (Documentary short)
 1898 VIII. La flagellation (Short)
 1898 La mise en croix (Short)
 1898 À bord du 'Formidable': Ramassage du linge (Documentary short)
 1897 Antwerpen: Aankomst per boot (Documentary short)
 1897 Barrage du Nil (Documentary short)
 1897 Belfast, Castle Place (Documentary short)
 1897 Bethlehem (Documentary short)
 1897 Beyrouth, place des canons (Documentary short)
 1897 Boulevard Anspach (Documentary short)
 1897 Bruxelles, Grande place (Documentary short)
 1897 Caravane de chameaux (Documentary short)
 1897 Colleurs d'affiches (Short)
 1897 Débarquement d'une barque (Documentary short)
 1897 Espagne: Courses de taureaux (Documentary short)
 1897 Football (Documentary short)
 1897 Garde descendante du Palais Saint James (Documentary short)
 1897 Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, East Side (Documentary short)
 1897 La bourse (Documentary short)
 1897 La défense du drapeau (Short)
 1897 Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (Documentary short)
 1897 Liverpool, Church Street (Documentary short)
 1897 Liverpool, la rade (Short)
 1897 Loreto Prado (Documentary short)
 1897 Niagara Falls (Documentary short)
 1897 O'Connell Bridge (Documentary short)
 1897 Panorama des rives du Nil (Short)
 1897 Parada en Palacio (Documentary short)
 1897 Place de Brouckère (Documentary short)
 1897 Procession du tapis sacré (Documentary short)
 1897 Sainte-Gudule (Documentary short)
 1897 Sevillanas (Documentary short)
 1897 Stockholm, entrée de l'exposition (Documentary short)
 1897 The Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem (Documentary short)
 1897 Une partie de lawn-tennis II (Documentary short)
 1897 Un incendie à Dublin I (Short)
 1897 Pompiers: un incendie, II (Documentary short)
 1897 Les deux ivrognes (Documentary short)
 1897 Descente de la grande pyramide (Documentary short)
 1897 Le Caire, un enterrement (Documentary short)
 1897 Les pyramides (vue générale) (Documentary short)
 1897 Panorama en chemin de fer (Documentary short)
 1897 Panorama en chemin de fer (collines) (Short documentary)
 1897 Une rue (Documentary short)
 1897 Porte de France (Documentary short)
 1897 Chicago Police Parade (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1896 Arab Cortege, Geneva (Documentary short)
 1896 Llegada de Toreros a la Plaza (Documentary short)
 1896 Londres, Piccadilly Circus (Documentary short)
 1896 Maniobras en Vicálvaro (Documentary short)
 1896 New York, Avenue et Union Square (Documentary short)
 1896 New York, Brooklyn Bridge (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1896 New York: Broadway at Union Square (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1896 Plaza del Puerto en Barcelona (Documentary short)
 1896 Puerto de Toledo (Documentary short)
 1896 Salida de los alabarderos de palacio (Documentary short)
 1896 Vistas españolas (Short) (as Eugene Promio)
 1896 Alger: prière du muezzin (Short)
 1896 Madrid, arrivée des toréadors (Documentary short)
 1896 New-York, patineurs au Parc central (Documentary short)
 1896 Alger: place du gouvernement (Documentary short)
 1896 Chicago, grande roue (Documentary short)
 1896 Panorama du grand Canal pris d'un bateau (Documentary short)
 1896 Brooklyn, Fulton Street (Documentary short)
 1896 Arrivée d'un train à Battery Place (Documentary short)
 1896 Broadway et Wall Street (Documentary short)
 1896 Les rapides (Documentary short)
 1896 Pont de la Tour (Documentary short)
 1896 Tigres (Documentary short)
 1896 Lion, London Zoological Garden (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1896 Pélicans (Documentary short)
 1896 Danse au bivouac (Short)
 1896/I Puerta del Sol (Documentary short)
 1896 Déchargement d'un navire (Documentary short)
 1896 Alger: rue Bab-Azoun (Documentary short)
 1896 Cortège au mariage de la princesse Maud (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Eugene Promio

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In 1897, he made the first travelling shot of cinema history by placing his camera on a gondola in Venice, Italy.

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