The Kinetoscope is a silent movie device found throughout Columbia that was created by Fink Manufacturing. Each one provides a unique, 30-second silent film with music in all of them. They are considered a collectable in BioShock Infinite. Kinetoscopes are largely propaganda used by Columbia. Using them all is required to unlock the "Sightseer" Achievement/Trophy.
Note: These videos aren't in the order that you discover them through the game.
A City in the Sky? Impossible!EditBioShock Infinite A city in the Sky? Impossible!(00:23)
Behold the Miracle Child! A Prophecy is Fulfilled!EditBioShock Infinite Behold the miracle child! A prophecy is fulfilled!(00:28)
Beware the False ShepherdEditBioShock Infinite Beware the False Shepherd(00:33)
A City Mourns...EditBioShock Infinite A City Mourns...(00:23)
Columbia to Sterilize Dimwits and Defectives!EditBioShock Infinite Columbia to Sterilize Dimwits and Defectives!(00:28)
Crime Comes to Shanty-TownEditBioShock Infinite Crimes comes to Shanty-Town(00:32)
Danger on All Sides!EditBioShock Infinite Danger on all sides!(00:19)
BioShock Infinite The death of our Lady.(00:32)
The Envy of All His PeersEditBioShock Infinite The envy of all his peers(00:18)
Father Comstock's Gift of ProphecyEditBioShock Infinite Father Comstock's gift of prophecy(00:29)
BioShock Infinite Fitzroy spotted!(00:27)
BioShock Infinite Gun-smith set free!(00:26)
The Lamb is the Future of the CityEditBioShock Infinite The Lamb is the future of the city(00:22)
A Look Back at Opening DayEditBioShock Infinite A look back at opening day(00:21)
BioShock Infinite Lutece's brother arrives in columbia!(00:18)
BioShock Infinite Mighty Songbird patrols the skies!(00:18)
The Path of the Vox Populi...EditBioShock Infinite The path of the Vox Populi...(00:16)
The Prophet Stands Up to Foes Within and Without!EditBioShock Infinite The Prophet stands up to foes Within and Without!(00:36)
Solving the Irish Problem!EditBioShock Infinite Solving the Irish problem!(00:32)
Uncanny Mystery in ColumbiaEditBioShock Infinite Uncanny mystery in columbia(00:30)
Visit Battleship Bay!EditBioShock Infinite Visit Battleship Bay!(00:29)
We Secede from the So-called "Union"EditBioShock Infinite We secede from the so-called "Union"(00:20)
Who are the Vox Populi?EditBioShock Infinite Who are the Vox Populi?(00:27)
BioShock Infinite Who needs the power company?(00:24)
These 5 videos are viewed in a Kinetoscope but are different from the rest.
The First LadyEditBioShock Infinite Foreman 1 - The First Lady(00:25)
SunriseEditBioShock Infinite Foreman 2 - Sunrise(00:25)
HummingbirdsEditBioShock Infinite Foreman 3 - Hummingbirds(00:19)
Battleship BayEditBioShock Infinite Foreman 4 - Battleship Bay(00:16)
Battleship FallsEditBioShock Infinite Foreman 5 - Battleship Falls(00:21)
Write Your Own Love Story!EditWrite Your Own Love Story!(00:37)
Fink Turns Half-Men into Handy-Men!(00:30)
Magical Melodies Sweep Columbia!EditMagical Melodies Sweep Columbia!(00:32)
Troy and Courtnee First Audition(01:00)
Motion Capture ProcessEditMotion Capture Process(01:21)
Liz Begs for Booker EvolutionEditLiz Begs for Booker Evolution(01:38)
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The real life Kinetoscope, also called the Kinetograph, was devised by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson under the supervision of Thomas Edison and and publicly released in 1894. Although Edison had the technology to synch sound to film, similar to how it's presented in the game, Edison decided against doing so with his kinetoscopes and film would remain silent until the late 1920s.
- One Kinetoscope in The Columbian Archeological Society says "Magical Melodies, Sweet Columbia", but the title of the actual film is "Magical Melodies Sweep Columbia".
- The music used in the kinetoscopes is by Sigmund Krumgold, Lew White, Jesse Crawford, and Eddie Dunstedter.