Essay on Director Of Fight Club And The Social Network

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“The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two.” - David Fincher, director of Fight Club and The Social Network spoke these words about film directing. Those words can truly sum up the rewarding yet stressful career of a film director. Film is a broad spectrum that has been shaped throughout history, from silent films to the invention of sound and color. To advance in the film industry, directors need to have a certain skill set, and obtain a film degree, or a media production degree. During the pre film era of the 1920s, optical illusion toys using pictures and lights were used to give the effect of a moving picture. The Thaumatrope, invited in 1824 by Dr. John Ayrton Paris, was one of the first optical toys. His invention coined the term “persistence of vision” which was the name behind what at the time was considered a phenomenon, moving pictures. In 1882, Etienne- Jules Marey invented the “photographic gun” that could take twelve photos per second. Also considered the first film camera, Marey’s shots could be recorded on the same camera plate. During the late 1800s, Thomas Edison’s assistant, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, invented the kinetograph which took real film instead of a series of pictures. Dickson is credited with the start of film in 1890 ( Pre- 1920s). Film rapidly grew during the 1920s, the film industry had over 20 Hollywood studios. Due to the high demand, on…

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