September 4, 2020
Do you know when the first movie camera was invented? Or who created it?
Film history is a funny thing. See, the invention of the movie camera was a huge event but was sort of sidelined as a carnival attraction. At the time, no one knew that it would be such a formative experience for the human race.
No one could have foreseen the vast implications.
Today, I want to go into the history of the invention, its impact, and learn about who created it.
So, let’s answer these questions one by one.
Who invented the camera?
We can’t talk about movies without talking about the rise of still photography. The first partially successful photograph of a camera image was made in approximately 1816 by Nicéphore Niépce. It was a pinhole camera. Niépce took the first photo on a homemade camera, with silver chloride covered paper.
The photo does not survive today, which is sad.
But the very first surviving photograph was also taken by Neipce.