When was the motion picture camera invented?
The motion picture camera was invented in 1891. It was capable of shooting with the sprocketed film. An electric motor was used to give the camera the needed power.
I under stand that motion picture cameras have adjustable shutters. In turn you can then adjust the aprature to keep the same exposure, just as you would with a still camera. Can you properly explain this for a motion picture camera? The reason I'm asking this question, is because they're filming a movie in my home town, and everybody never sees the camera brought in or out of the building. I told them the camera…
The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies was a device called the "wheel of life" or "zoopraxiscope". Patented in 1867 by William Lincoln, moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in the zoopraxiscope. However, this was a far cry from motion pictures as we know them today. Modern motion picture making began with the invention of the motion picture camera.
Thomas Alva Edison invented motion picture in the late 1890s. His interest in motion picture started at around 1888, and the first motion picture shown to an audience was in New York City on April 23, 1896. A fun fact is that one of the first motion pictures he took (and the first one copyrighted) was of one of his employees pretending to sneeze!