Movie History

The Birth And Evolution Of Frame Rate In Films

One of the most basic mechanisms of the motion picture is frame rate — how fast those frames of still images flicker past your eye to produce the magical effect of cinema. This video traces the history of why such values as 24, 30 or 60 frames per second came…

This Was The 3D TV Theatre Of The Future Before TV Even Existed

This Was The 3D TV Theatre Of The Future Before TV Even Existed

Futurist-minded weirdos were dreaming up 3D movies as early as the 1910s, back when feature-length films were still in their infancy. But in 1928 the hot new techno-hype was all about television: specifically, 3D TV that people could watch in a theatre. Complete with that newfangled sync-sound!