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Celluloid Film History: How Celluloid Film Works

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 3 min read

Today, celluloid film is a bit of a novelty. But when it was invented at the end of the nineteenth century, it was the first and only way to easily capture moving images. Celluloid reigned for about a century, becoming synonymous with filmmaking itself.