The history of motion pictures dates back to the 1800s, when inventors began experimenting with technologies that could capture and reproduce moving images.
The first motion picture to have been successfully recorded and recreated was "Roundhay Garden Scene," produced by French inventor Louis Le Prince in 1888.
The film was shot using a single-lens camera and lasted only 2.11 seconds, showing Le Prince's son Adolphe and his friends walking around a garden.
Le Prince's invention was not the only one of its kind, as several other pioneers also experimented with similar technology prior to his invention.
English photographer Eadweard Muybridge's "zoopraxiscope" projected still images in quick succession to create the illusion of motion, paving the way for motion pictures.
The Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, are often credited with creating the first public motion picture "Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory" screening in 1895.
The Lumière brothers went on to create over 1,000 films and are considered pioneers of the motion picture industry.
The first feature-length film, "The Story of the Kelly Gang," was released in Australia in 1906, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of cinema.
Today, the film industry has evolved into a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, with roots tracing back to the early days of cinema.
Despite the ongoing debate over what qualifies as the first movie ever made, the history of cinema is a rich and fascinating subject that continues to captivate audiences worldwide.