Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dickson Experimental Sound Film

The oldest surviving sound film, from 1895.
This short film was a test for Edison's "Kinetophone" project, the first attempt in history to record sound and moving image in synchronization. This was an experiment by William Dickson to put sound and film together either in 1894 or 1895. Unfortunately, this experiment failed because they didn't understand synchronization of sound and film.
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