more information, please contact Dan Fuller, the Director-General of
the Wisconsin Bioscope Company, at
|The Wisconsin Bioscope is the
leading silent film production company in the Midwestern United States,
if not the world, today.
All our productions are photographed with a hand-cranked motion picture camera on black & white 35 millimeter film, almost always at the rate of 16 frames per second. To crank faster is simply wasteful.
All our productions are developed, printed, toned, and edited by ourselves, following the motto:
If you want it done right, do it yourself.
Whenever possible, we film using daylight. Why pay for something that the sun freely provides?
We understand that other companies have experimented with motion pictures that, to some extent, duplicate color and sound.
This is a grave error.
If the public were to want color, it would visit a picture gallery or, better still, a botanical garden in the full bloom of spring!
If it were to want sound, it would attend the theatre or concert hall!
Although it may be temporarily seduced by kinemacolor, talking pictures, or even tele-vision, we know the great mass of the public has a deep desire for high-quality motion pictures produced and exhibited in the tried-and-true manner:
Pantomime accompanied by Live Music.
When false attractions grow tiresome, as they always do, the public will again demand the product pioneered by Mr. Edison and the frères Lumiére.
The Wisconsin Bioscope stands ready
for that day!