Fascinating Facts About Lumiere Brothers
The Lumi?re brothers, Auguste and Louis, were born in 1862 (Auguste) and 1864 (Louis) in Besancon, France.
The Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, were born in 1862 (Auguste) and 1864 (Louis) in Besancon, France.The brothers are credited with inventing the cinematograph, reported to be the world's first camera/projector.Auguste and Louis both attended La Martiniere technical school in Lyon, France.Before the brothers got their start in film, Louis Lumière worked in still photography and invented the “dry plate” process. The brothers, along with their father Antoine, sold about 15 million plates a year before they got involved in motion pictures.Antoine Lumière came up with the idea to create motion pictures after seeing a demonstration of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope in Paris in 1894.The Lumières used a film speed of 16 f/s, compared to Edison's 48 f/s, which meant that less film was used, and the clatter and grinding associated with Edison's kinetoscope was reduced.The brothers held the world's first public film screening on Dec. 28, 1895, at the Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris.Their first film was “La Sortie des Usines Lumière,” which features workers leaving a factory.In 1900, the brothers unveiled a 360-degree panoramic projector that used 70 mm film at the Paris International Exhibition.Louis Lumière once said, “The cinema is an invention without a future,” predicting that people would bore of images that they could just as easily see by walking out into the street.The Lumière brothers have been credited with more than 1,425 different short films.
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