1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone

1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone (2017)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-06-29
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 4min
  • Production Company: Conscious Minds
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jonathan Ignatius Green
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On June 11th, 1997, Philippe Kahn created the first camera phone solution to share pictures instantly on public networks. The impetus for this invention was the birth of Kahn's daughter, when he jerry-rigged a mobile phone with a digital camera and sent photos in real time. In 2016 Time Magazine included Kahn's first camera phone photo in their list of the 100 most influential photos of all time.

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  • Dante Gabiati

    as Philippe Kahn
  • Cary Mizbe

    as Police Officer
  • Venee Porter

    as Nurse
  • Wendy Wang

    as Wendy Wang
Production Mark Lipson Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Rachel Galey Makeup Artist
Camera Martim Vian Director of Photography
Production Blake Heal Producer
Production Jeff Keith Producer
Editing Peter Garriott Editor
Sound Matt Abeysekera Original Music Composer
Directing Jonathan Ignatius Green Director
Production Chase Jensen Executive Producer
Production Cameron Dearmond Executive Producer
Production Brand Britwistle Unit Production Manager
Production Jason Sims Production Coordinator
Art Thomas Obed Production Design
Art Per Tom Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Esther Han Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Jefri Meintjes First Assistant Camera
Camera Adam Murray Key Grip
Camera Isaias Ramierez Grip
Camera Bruce Sharp Grip
Lighting Brian D'Haem Gaffer
Lighting Andrew Pitts Best Boy Electric
Sound Esther Han Sound Mixer
Camera Jason Rupe Camera Technician
Editing Michael Bosman Color Timer
Sound Nick Michaud Sound Designer
Editing Patrick Wells Assistant Editor