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Self-timers allow a photographer to be included in the photograph by delaying the opening of the shutter (Vintagephoto 2001). Self-timer provides great convenience for the development of selfies because people can better control the time when one…
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Katsudō Shashin (1907) consists of a series of cartoon images on fifty frames of a celluloid strip and lasts three seconds at sixteen frames per second.The frames were not produced by photographing the images, but were impressed onto film using a…
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In 1910s, animations were produced in Japan for the first time. There were short films lasting about 2-5 minutes, using the motifs from Japanese folk tales or hilarious cartoons at that time. It's acknowledged that the former cartoonist, Kouchi…
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Kitayama Eiga Seisakujo (Kitayama Movie Factory) was the first true animation studio in Japan. It was founded by Seitaro Kitayama (1888-1945) in 1921. Kitayama was originally a painter and an entrepreneur who published art magazines. He applied the…
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In 1925, the earliest prototype of the selfie stick appeared. In this year, A photo from that year shows a man taking a photograph of himself and his wife, with the aid of a long pole which is pointed towards the camera and out of frame. And the long…
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Masaoka found the new studio called Masaoka Cinematic Art Research Center which marked the transformation of anime. With adequate funding mostly from his family, he introduced sound technique and special-effects in filming, steering the industry from…
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Momotaro: Sacred Sailors is the first Japanese feature-length (74min) animated film. It was directed by Mitsuyo Seo (1911-2010), who was commissioned to make a propaganda film for World War II by the Japanese Naval Ministry. Inspired by Disney's…
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In 1956, Toei Doga (Toei Animation Studio) was established for the aim of producing animations following the mode of the Disney musical and fantasy genres, and became Japan’s 1st large-scale studio committed to producing animated films. The year…
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The Astro Boy series were made by Osamu Tezuka, the father of anime and one of the most influential cartoonists in the 20th century. The popularity of Astro Boy as manga originally and later TV Series ignited the mass production of TV animations…
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In 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson created the first-ever digital camera. The camera was about the size of a breadbox and it took 23 seconds to capture a single image. It took 0.01-megapixel images shot only in black and white that were saved to a…
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1984 witnessed the release of Miyazaki’s 1st feature Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, after the success of which Ghibli studio was founded, headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and the producer Toshio Suzuki. The name Ghibli…
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In the 1980s, photo editing computer programs for personal computers were made. The first version of Adobe Photoshop was released in 1988. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only for raster graphics editing, but also for…
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The first recognizable social media site, Six Degrees, was created in 1997. It was named after the six degrees of separation concept and allowed users to list friends, family members, and acquaintances both on the site and externally; external…
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The VP-210 was released in May 1999 and used a single 110,000-pixel front-facing camera to send two photos per second via Japan's PHS mobile phone network system. It has a capacity of 20 JPEG photographs. The camera phone was the same size as…
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The New York Times – which today has the largest combined print/digital circulation of any paper in the U.S. -- was founded in 1851 by veteran journalist, Henry Jarvis Raymond, who had a vision of a “new” kind of mass-appeal newspaper, supported by…
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Marconi’s first transmission relied on amplitude modulation to send a ‘wireless telegraph’ from England to Newfoundland. The transmission ‘bounced’ off the ionosphere and was received in Canada. Marked the first time in history that information…
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2004 witnessed the release of two bluckbusters: Howl’s Moving Castle and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, both of which were digitally made with heavy use of CGI. Miyazaki’s work is another adaptation from a best-selling British novel; Ghost in the…
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"Selfie" has been named as word of 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries (BBC News 2013). To be named as the word of a year, a word does not have to have been coined during the last 12 months to qualify, but it must have been prominent or notable during that…
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Your Name is directed by Makoto Shinkai and is a surprisingly huge commercial success. Also being praised for its excellent animation and heart-warming story, the film becomes the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, and Different…
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Superseding the short-lived Bell 101 modem, the Bell 103 modem introduced in 1962 set the standard for networked computer communication for years to come. The technology was developed, as its name indicates, at Bell Labs, and was released by AT&T for…
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