A History of Video Production (Infographic)


A look at nearly two centuries of video production history.

It all started in 1832 when Joseph Plateau invented the Fantascope—also called Phenakistiscope or “spindle viewer”—that simulated motion. From there, it was on to Hyatt’s celluloid in 1869, Muybridge’s “Horse in Motion” in 1878, Marey’s “photographic gun” in the 1880s, Thomas Edison and William Dickson’s Kinetograph in 1892, the Cinematographe in 1895, and a world of innovation in the 1900s that included milestones in both technology and the types of films produced.