William Heise

William Heise

Gender: Male
Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1847-10-01
Deathday: 1910-02-14 (62 years old)

Biography

William Heise (1847–1910) was a German-born American film cinematographer and director, active in the 1890s and credited for more than 175 short silent films. Heise filmed a "We All Smoke" skit promoting Admiral Cigarettes in 1897.Heise is best known for "directing" The Kiss, an 1896 short film that depicted a kiss between May Irwin and John Rice. Direction, at this early stage in cinema, consisted mainly of pointing a stationary camera in one direction and capturing whatever action transpired within the frame. Along with W. K. L. Dickson, Heise was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the nascent days of cinema. He worked with Dickson on many of the early shorts, capturing numerous scenes of everyday life as well as different aspects of performance and sport. One example of the Heise-Dickson collaboration is The Dickson Experimental Sound Film. He served as cinematographer on 1894's Bucking Broncho and many others.

Filmography

All 125

Movies 125

Director 54

Producer 6

Director
Butterfly Dances (2007)

Butterfly Dances (2007)

Movie
Director
What Demoralized the Barber Shop (1898)

What Demoralized the Barber Shop (1898)

Movie
Cinematographer
Turkish Dance, Ella Lola (1898)

Turkish Dance, Ella Lola (1898)

Movie
4
Director
An Unwelcome Visitor (1898)

An Unwelcome Visitor (1898)

Movie
Cinematographer
Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898)

Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898)

Movie
Director
Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 1 (1898)

Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 1 (1898)

Movie
Director
Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 2 (1898)

Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 2 (1898)

Movie
Director
A Street Arab (1898)

A Street Arab (1898)

Movie
Director
The Ball Game (1898)

The Ball Game (1898)

Movie
Director
Sea Waves (1898)

Sea Waves (1898)

Movie
Director
Snowballing the Coasters (1898)

Snowballing the Coasters (1898)

Movie
Director
Hockey Match on the Ice (1898)

Hockey Match on the Ice (1898)

Movie
Cinematographer
Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1898)

Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1898)

Movie
Director
Mount and Dismount, Gatling Gun (1897)

Mount and Dismount, Gatling Gun (1897)

Movie
Producer
Crissie Sheridan (1897)

Crissie Sheridan (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Buffalo Fire Department in action (1897)

Buffalo Fire Department in action (1897)

Movie
Director
Pie Eating Contest (1897)

Pie Eating Contest (1897)

Movie
Director
Dancing Darkey Boy (1897)

Dancing Darkey Boy (1897)

Movie
Director
Single harness horses (1897)

Single harness horses (1897)

Movie
Director
Ambulance at the Accident (1897)

Ambulance at the Accident (1897)

Movie
Director
Fisherman's Luck (1897)

Fisherman's Luck (1897)

Movie
Director
Charity Ball (1897)

Charity Ball (1897)

Movie
Director
Bowery Waltz (1897)

Bowery Waltz (1897)

Movie
Director
Admiral Cigarette (1897)

Admiral Cigarette (1897)

Movie
Director
Ambulance Call (1897)

Ambulance Call (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway (1897)

Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Free-for-All race at Charter Oak Park (1897)

Free-for-All race at Charter Oak Park (1897)

Movie
Director
Racing at Sheepshead Bay (1897)

Racing at Sheepshead Bay (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Buffalo Police on Parade (1897)

Buffalo Police on Parade (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Buffalo Stockyards (1897)

Buffalo Stockyards (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Armour's Electric Trolley (1897)

Armour's Electric Trolley (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Falls of Minnehaha (1897)

Falls of Minnehaha (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago (1897)

Corner Madison and State Streets, Chicago (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Water Fall in the Catskills (1897)

Water Fall in the Catskills (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Giant Coal Dumper (1897)

Giant Coal Dumper (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Suburban Handicap, 1897 (1897)

Suburban Handicap, 1897 (1897)

Movie
Director of Photography
Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897)

Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897)

Movie
6
Director
Pillow Fight (1897)

Pillow Fight (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Dolorita Passion Dance (1897)

The Dolorita Passion Dance (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Black Diamond Express, No. 1 (1897)

Black Diamond Express, No. 1 (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Seminary Girls (1897)

Seminary Girls (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fifth Avenue, New York (1897)

Fifth Avenue, New York (1897)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Police Patrol Wagon (1897)

Police Patrol Wagon (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Chicken Thieves (1897)

Chicken Thieves (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
The First Sleigh-Ride (1897)

The First Sleigh-Ride (1897)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Serpentine Dance, Annabelle (1897)

Serpentine Dance, Annabelle (1897)

Movie
Cinematographer
Black Diamond Express (1896)

Black Diamond Express (1896)

Movie
6
Producer
A Morning Alarm (1896)

A Morning Alarm (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Mounted Police Charge (1896)

Mounted Police Charge (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Burning Stable (1896)

The Burning Stable (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Morning Bath (1896)

A Morning Bath (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Feeding the Doves (1896)

Feeding the Doves (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Passaic Falls, New Jersey (1896)

Passaic Falls, New Jersey (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Shooting the Chutes (1896)

Shooting the Chutes (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Bad Boy and the Gardener (1896)

The Bad Boy and the Gardener (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (1896)

Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (1896)

Movie
Director
The Kiss (1896)

The Kiss (1896)

Movie
6
Director
Amy Muller (1896)

Amy Muller (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Herald Square (1896)

Herald Square (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Going to the Fire (1896)

Going to the Fire (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Interrupted Lovers (1896)

Interrupted Lovers (1896)

Movie
Producer
Mess Call (1896)

Mess Call (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Lone Fisherman (1896)

Lone Fisherman (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Watermelon Contest (1896)

Watermelon Contest (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (1896)

Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist (1896)

Movie
Cinematographer
New Blacksmith Shop (1895)

New Blacksmith Shop (1895)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Movie
Cinematographer
Robetta and Doretto, No. 1 (1895)

Robetta and Doretto, No. 1 (1895)

Movie
Director
Princess Ali (1895)

Princess Ali (1895)

Movie
Director
Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Movie
Producer
Billy Edwards and the Unknown (1895)

Billy Edwards and the Unknown (1895)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
James Grundy, Buck and Wing (1895)

James Grundy, Buck and Wing (1895)

Movie
Director
Fire Rescue Scene (1894)

Fire Rescue Scene (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Dance (1894)

Dance (1894)

Movie
Director
Band Drill (1894)

Band Drill (1894)

Movie
Director
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Movie
6.8
Director
Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

Imperial Japanese Dance (1894)

Movie
Director
Annie Oakley (1894)

Annie Oakley (1894)

Movie
Director
Bucking Broncho (1894)

Bucking Broncho (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Lasso Thrower (1894)

Lasso Thrower (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Mexican Knife Duel (1894)

Mexican Knife Duel (1894)

Movie
Director
Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing) (1894)

Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing) (1894)

Movie
Director
Hadj Cheriff (1894)

Hadj Cheriff (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight (1894)

The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight (1894)

Movie
Director of Photography
Buffalo Dance (1894)

Buffalo Dance (1894)

Movie
Director
Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

Movie
6
Director
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Movie
Director / Director of Photography
Caicedo (with Pole) (1894)

Caicedo (with Pole) (1894)

Movie
Director
The Boxing Cats (1894)

The Boxing Cats (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Buffalo Bill (1894)

Buffalo Bill (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)

Leonard-Cushing Fight (1894)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope (1894)

Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Pickaninny Dance from the “Passing Show” (1894)

The Pickaninny Dance from the “Passing Show” (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Rat Killing (1894)

Rat Killing (1894)

Movie
Director
Chinese Laundry Scene (1894)

Chinese Laundry Scene (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Wrestling Match (1894)

Wrestling Match (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Highland Dance (1894)

Highland Dance (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Carmencita (1894)

Carmencita (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Unsuccessful Somersault (1894)

Unsuccessful Somersault (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Athlete with Wand (1894)

Athlete with Wand (1894)

Movie
6
Director
Cock Fight, No. 2 (1894)

Cock Fight, No. 2 (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

Movie
Director
Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894)

Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (1894)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)

Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)

Movie
6
Director
Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (1894)

Glenroy Bros., No. 2 (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Cock Fight (1894)

The Cock Fight (1894)

Movie
Cinematographer
Annabelle Sun Dance (1894)

Annabelle Sun Dance (1894)

Movie
6
Director
The Barbershop (1894)

The Barbershop (1894)

Movie
Director / Director of Photography
Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Horse Shoeing (1893)

Horse Shoeing (1893)

Movie
Actor
A Hand Shake (1892)

A Hand Shake (1892)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Wrestling (1892)

Wrestling (1892)

Movie
Cinematographer
Man on Parallel Bars (1892)

Man on Parallel Bars (1892)

Movie
Cinematographer
Boxing (1892)

Boxing (1892)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fencing (1892)

Fencing (1892)

Movie
Producer
Dickson Greeting (1891)

Dickson Greeting (1891)

Movie
5.33
Producer
Newark Athlete (1891)

Newark Athlete (1891)

Movie
6
Director
Men Boxing (1891)

Men Boxing (1891)

Movie
6
Director
Monkey and Another, Boxing (1891)

Monkey and Another, Boxing (1891)

Movie
Director
Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud (1891)

Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud (1891)

Movie
Director
Duncan Smoking (1891)

Duncan Smoking (1891)

Movie
Director
Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop (1891)

Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop (1891)

Movie
Director
Monkeyshines, No. 3 (1890)

Monkeyshines, No. 3 (1890)

Movie
Director
Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

Movie
Director
Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Movie

Information

Birthday
1847-10-01

Deathday
1910-02-14 (62 years old)

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Citizenships
United States of America

William K.L. Dickson
William Heise
William K.L. Dickson worked together with William Heise in:
60 Movies
James H. White
William Heise
James H. White worked together with William Heise in:
40 Movies
Thomas A. Edison
William Heise
Thomas A. Edison worked together with William Heise in:
10 Movies
Annabelle Moore
William Heise
Annabelle Moore worked together with William Heise in:
5 Movies
Buffalo Bill Cody
William Heise
Buffalo Bill Cody worked together with William Heise in:
3 Movies
James C. Duncan
William Heise
James C. Duncan worked together with William Heise in:
3 Movies
Giuseppe Sacco Albanese
William Heise
Giuseppe Sacco Albanese worked together with William Heise in:
3 Movies
G. Sacco Albanese
William Heise
G. Sacco Albanese worked together with William Heise in:
3 Movies
William F. Cody
William Heise
William F. Cody worked together with William Heise in:
3 Movies
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