Linwood G. Dunn
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1905
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY


A pioneer in the world of visual special effects, Linwood Gale Dunn began his Hollywood career as a cameraman at RKO. In 1928, he began experimenting with the concept of automating transitions. Previously, transition shots like wipes and fades were achieved "in the camera," which meant that the cinematographer was required to slowly cover the lens with a sheet of opaque paper. It was Dunn's idea...