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Bill Etra

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"The featured link of the month is dedicated to the recently deceased Bill Etra, a pioneer in the field of video art and a co-inventer of the Rutt/Etra Video Synthes..."

John Whitney, Sr.

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"John Whitney attended school at Pomona College, and in 1937, took a year in Paris to study twelve-tone composition under conductor René Leibowitz. Upon returning to America, he and his brother, James, began to make experimental films, initially work..."

Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumière and Louis Jean Lumière

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"Auguste and Louis Lumière were the first filmmakers in history. The invented and patented the cinematograph, the first technology that allowed the viewing of films by multiple people at once. Their film Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon (1895) is c..."

Lotte Reiniger

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"Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger was born in Charlottenburg in Berlin, Germany on June 2, 1899. Reiniger originally wanted to be an actress but decided to go into filmmaking after attending a lecture hosted by Paul Wegener in Berlin about the potential..."