William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson

Frame from restored version of The Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894/95)

Inventor William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson was born on August 3, 1860. While working for Thomas Edison, he invented the Kinetophone, an early movie camera.  The first film recorded on the Kinetophone is also the first known film with live recorded sound. Called The Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894/95), it features Dickson playing the violin.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film