First Talking Films

At first there were movies without any sound. The earlier movies had challenges when it came to sound enhancements. However, music accomplishments and card titles were used for talking purposes. Luckily, there was introduction of a microphone which also presented a question of how to effectively use it. Here is a discussion of the journey […]

Film Restoration

In the 1980’s, it became apparent that the heritage of motion pictures was at risk of getting lost. Nitrate film preservation was a continuous problem. Moreover, the safety film that was normally used as replacement started getting affected by a vinegar syndrome; a unique decay. The manufactured color film was at risk of fading. At […]

A Brief History of Film

In many ways, the history of the world is the history of its art forms. From the earliest days of human consciousness, individuals had a deep-rooted need to express themselves. This is why the early humans painted cave walls and created crude music instruments. As the civilization evolved, so did the need to invent new […]

Silent Films

Since the first introduction of moving images in the late 19th century, we have been fascinated with its powerful entertainment and storytelling capabilities. Capturing the essence of people moving around, talking, and gesturing is the highest power of documentation. It surpasses the letters, diaries and still photography that previously had been the primary method of […]

A Message from Mars

The earliest British Sci-Fi movie, The Message from Mars, 1913, restored by the British Film Institute. The institute’s tireless efforts to restore films like this one ensure that many of these silent, unusual films, windows into a time many of us don’t even realize cameras were there to see, survive into the future. The painstaking […]

Films

Check this out! The earliest filmed version of Alice in Wonderland! Restored by the British Film Institute. Keep an eye out for more content.