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Seeking cover and interior illustrations for an instructional "how to" book on early cinematography that reprints extremely rare texts.
Seeking cover and interior illustrations for an instructional "how to" book on early cinematography that reprints extremely rare texts.
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Forgotten Pioneers of Moving Picture Technology.

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Dr. Hans Goetz' Widescreen Experiment
Dr. Hans Goetz' Widescreen Experiment

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Here is another peek at you will find in this book. I filled it to the brim with extremely rare ephemera from the early days of cinema. From the 1890s to the 1910s.

How To Film Moving Pictures in the 1910's not only shows the basics of shooting and processing film from a 1910's perspective but gives a glimpse at five pioneers of the industry; inventor Eberhard Schneider, world traveler B. B. Dobbs, electrical engineer Robert W. Paul, synchronized sound experimenter O. E. Kellum, and widescreen camera inventor Dr. Hans Goetz.

Technical World 1912
Technical World 1912

Research material from this corner of early cinema can be scant at best. How To Film Moving Pictures in the 1910s reprints primary material about these men. Each were scanned and gently retouched from 600 dpi TIF files from the original pages. Where the published format layout of the document did not translate to the the 6 x 9 inch book size the text and images are reproduced.

Wait, there's more!

You'll also find things like the May 19, 1907 break in at the Méliès Star Film lab in New York City. Over fifty negatives and bunch of positive prints were stolen by thieves who likely “...knew the run of the factory” and knew where the films were kept. Original material for lucrative titles, including A Trip to The Moon, vanished!!!

All this and more is in the upcoming 240 page, fully illustrated How To Film Moving Pictures in the 1910's.

O. E. Kellum's  Synchronised Sound Prototype 1914
O. E. Kellum's Synchronised Sound Prototype 1914

 

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