March 8, 2018
In the early years of the 20th century, a handful of inventors and craftsmen developed what became cinema. It took scientific experimentation to determine the magic combination of photography, celluloid and light that would create moving pictures projected on a theater wall. But it took a different form of invention to create what we call movies.
As with many inventions, it was likely an accident that caused an early filmmaker to notice that when you glue two piece of film together, when you patched a break in the celluloid, you could edit the film’s content. That you could tell a story more effectively by deliberately transitioning from one scene, or one shot, to another.