William K.L. Dickson

Crew | * 08/03/1860 († 75, 09/28/1935) | Chateau St. Buc, Minihic-sur-Ranse, France
William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson (3 August 1860 – 28 September 1935) was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison (post-dating the work of Louis Le Prince). ()

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was a Scottish inventor and the Edison Manufacturing Company's official photographer. In 1889, he was assigned to turn the concept of a the proposed motion picture device, named the Kinetoscope, into a reality. The first working prototype was unveiled in May 1891 and the design of system was essentially finalised by the fall of 1892. The completed version of the Kinetoscope was officially unveiled at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences on 9 May 1893.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | Drama

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Movies with William K.L. Dickson as Actor(6)

Movies with William K.L. Dickson as Crew(103)

Directing/Director2019 The Cock Fight
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Rifle Hill Signal Station near Frere Camp
Camera/Director of Photography2019 The Grand Canal, Venice
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Launch of the Worthing Lifeboat Coming Ashore
Directing/Director2019 Blacksmith Scene
Directing/Director2019 Newark Athlete
Directing/Director2019 Dickson Greeting
Crew/Cinematography2019 Monkeyshines, No. 2
Directing/Director2019 Monkeyshines, No. 2
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Neapolitan Dance at the Ancient Forum of Pompeii
Directing/Director2019 Annie Oakley
Directing/Director2019 Men Boxing
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Pelicans at the Zoo
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Camera/Director of Photography2019 The Lane on Sunday Morning
Directing/Director2019 Cock Fight, No. 2
Directing/Director2019 Monkeyshines, No. 3
Directing/Director1903 Rip Van Winkle
Camera/Director of Photography1900 Gordon Highlanders in Ladysmith
Camera/Director of Photography1900 Launch of the 'Oceanic'
Camera/Director of Photography1900 Tapping a Blast Furnace
Camera/Director of Photography1899 Repairing the Broken Bridge at Frere
Directing/Director1899 King John
Directing/Director1898 De boulevard van Scheveningen
Camera/Director of Photography1898 Me and My Two Friends
Directing/Director1898 He and She
Directing/Director1897 Bath Scene
Camera/Director of Photography1897 Afternoon Tea in the Gardens of Clarence House
Directing/Director1897 Crissie Sheridan
Directing/Director1896 Rip's Toast to Hudson
Camera/Director of Photography1896 McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio
Production/Producer1896 Little Egypt
Directing/Director1896 Sandow
Writing/Writer1896 Sandow
Directing/Director1896 Dancing Darkies
Directing/Director1896 Awakening of Rip
Directing/Director1896 Rip Passing Over the Mountain
Directing/Director1896 Serpentine Dance by Annabelle
Directing/Director1896 Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow
Directing/Director1896 Rip's Toast
Directing/Director1896 Rip Meeting the Dwarf
Directing/Director1896 Exit of Rip and the Dwarf
Directing/Director1896 Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep
Directing/Director1895 Annabelle Serpentine Dance
Directing/Director1895 Robetta and Doretto, No. 1
Directing/Director1895 New Blacksmith Shop
Directing/Director1895 Billy Edwards and the Unknown
Directing/Director1894 The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight
Directing/Director1894 Dance
Directing/Director1894 Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing)
Directing/Director1894 Dickson Experimental Sound Film
Directing/Director1894 Glenroy Bros., No. 2
Directing/Director1894 Luis Martinetti, Contortionist
Directing/Director1894 Buffalo Dance
Directing/Director1894 Bucking Broncho
Directing/Director1894 Sioux Ghost Dance
Directing/Director1894 Annabelle Sun Dance
Directing/Director1894 Band Drill
Directing/Director1894 Chinese Laundry Scene
Directing/Director1894 Hadj Cheriff
Directing/Director1894 Imperial Japanese Dance
Directing/Director1894 Buffalo Bill
Directing/Director1894 Leonard-Cushing Fight
Directing/Director1894 Carmencita
Production/Producer1894 Carmencita
Directing/Director1894 Fire Rescue Scene
Directing/Director1894 The Barbershop
Directing/Director1894 Rat Killing
Directing/Director1894 Mexican Knife Duel
Directing/Director1894 Indian War Council
Directing/Director1894 Highland Dance
Directing/Director1894 Unsuccessful Somersault
Directing/Director1894 Wrestling Match
Directing/Director1894 Caicedo (with Pole)
Directing/Director1894 Athlete with Wand
Directing/Director1894 Lasso Thrower
Directing/Director1894 Chinese Opium Den
Directing/Director1894 Annabelle Butterfly Dance
Directing/Director1894 The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)
Directing/Director1893 Horse Shoeing
Directing/Director1892 Fencing
Production/Producer1892 Fencing
Production/Producer1892 A Hand Shake
Directing/Director1892 A Hand Shake
Directing/Director1892 Man on Parallel Bars
Directing/Director1892 Boxing
Directing/Director1892 Wrestling
Directing/Director1891 Monkey and Another, Boxing
Directing/Director1891 Duncan Smoking
Directing/Director1890 Monkeyshines, No. 1
Production/Producer1890 Monkeyshines, No. 1
Camera/Director of Photography1890 Monkeyshines, No. 1

Additional Information

Born: 08/03 1860 (August) in Le Minihic-sur-Rance
Died: Saturday, 09/28 1935 (September) in Twickenham (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Member of: Royal Geographical Society
Siblings: Antonia Dickson
Other names for William K.L. Dickson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson"
"W.K-L. Dickson"
"William Dickson"
"W.K.L. Dickson"
"William Kennedy Dickson"
"William K. L. Dickson"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:202323, Added: 07/21/2018, Last updated: 05/15/2019