August 27, 2017
How much do you know about the history of women in film?
Cinema has a rich history of visionaries, dreamers, and movers and shakers, from Eadweard Muybridge who basically invented it by accident to Industrial Light and Magic who ushered in the age of CGI. Countless filmmakers have influenced, changed, and evolved our beloved art form with their brilliant innovations, but more often than not the contributions we talk about belong to male creatives.
If you’re interested in boning up on some film history to give you a more well-rounded understanding of how cinema went from novelties captured with bulky Kinetoscopes to grand pieces of art captured in UHD with an ARRI Alexa, filmmaker Kelly Gallagher’s short The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker is an excellent place to start.