Max Skladanowsky

Max Skladanowsky

Additional Names: Max Richard Skladanowsky (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Produzent
*30.04.1863 Berlin; †30.11.1939 Berlin

Biography

Max Skladanowsky was born in 1863 and died in 1939 in Berlin. A film pioneer, he experimented in photography together with his father Carl and brother Emil. In 1892, he constructed a camera that could capture moving images. In 1885, he introduced the Bioscop double projector, followed by another new camera and single projector in 1896. He started his own business, Berliner Camerawerk, and later the production and distribution company "Projektion fuer alle" in 1897, hoping to successfully commercialize his early cinematic inventions, however the growing competition from the rapidly developing film industry led to the ruin of his small company.

However, his unsurpassed significance as inventor of Germany"s first film camera and projector and his historical contributions to the entire film industry remain. His other films include, among others: "Wintergartenprogramm" (1895), "Nicht mehr allein" (1896), "Am Bollwerk in Stettin" (1897), "Eine Fliegenjagd oder Die Rache der Frau Schultze" (1905), "Die moderne Jungfrau von Orleans" (1905), and "Die Erfindung der Kinematographie im Jahre 1895 in Berlin" (1927).

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

Filmography

1987 Die Wiege des boxenden Känguruhs
Participation
 
1935 Aus den Archiven des Erfinders Max Skladanowsky. Vom Nebelbild zum Filmstreifen
Director
 
1930 Aus den Archiven des Erfinders Max Skladanowsky
Producer
 
1929 Eine Fliegenjagd
Producer
 
1927/1928 Aus den Kindertagen der Kinematographie. Eine historische Reminiscens mit Aufnahmen aus dem Jahre 1895 von Max Skladanowsky
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
1905 Eine moderne Jungfrau von Orleans
Director, Director of photography, Producer
 
1905 Eine Fliegenjagd oder Die Rache der Frau Schultze
Director, Director of photography, Producer
 
1897 Am Bollwerk in Stettin
Producer
 
1897 Gebr. Skladanowsky, die Erfinder der Lebenden Photographien (Apotheose II)
Cast, Director of photography, Producer
 
1896 Alarm der Feuerwehr
Producer
 
1896 Ablösung der Wache
Producer
 
1896 Wachparade
Producer
 
1896 Ausfahrt nach dem Alarm
Producer
 
1896 Leben und Treiben am Alexanderplatz in Berlin
Producer
 
1896 »Unter den Linden« in Berlin
Producer
 
1896 Ankunft eines Eisenbahnzuges
Producer
 
1896 "Nicht mehr allein". Parodie auf "Endlich allein"
Producer
 
1896 Lustige Gesellschaft vor dem Tivoli in Stockholm
Producer
 
1896 Komische Begegnung im Thiergarten zu Stockholm
Producer
 
1895 Akrobatisches Potpourri
Director, Producer
 
1895 Das boxende Känguruh
Director, Producer
 
1895 Die Erfinder des Bioscops (Apotheose)
Cast, Director
 
1895 Der Jongleur
Director, Producer
 
1895 Italienischer Bauerntanz
Director, Producer
 
1895 Kamarinskaja, russischer Nationaltanz
Director, Producer
 
1895 Komisches Reck
Director, Producer
 
1895 Ringkampf Greiner - Sandow
Director, Producer
 
1895 Serpentintanz Mlle. Ancion
Director, Producer
 
1895 Wintergartenprogramm
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography