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Motion Pictures: Making Cinema Magic
Gina De Angelis ©2004

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  • 144 pages
  • 60 or more black-and-white photos, drawings, and maps
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-78-6
  • $21.95







Screen stars couldn’t shine without these inventors of motion-picture technology. W. K. L. Dickson built the first motion-picture camera. Auguste and Louis Lumière pioneered a machine that could both photograph and project. Lee de Forest added sound, and Herbert Kalmus’s Technicolor process added full color to motion pictures. Post-production visual effects became possible with Linwood Dunn’s optical printer. Mike Todd created the wide-screen system Todd-AO. Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam, allowing motion-picture cameras to move in new ways.