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!Edit
Behold the Miracle Child! A Prophecy is Fulfilled!Edit
Beware the False ShepherdEdit
A City Mourns...Edit
Columbia to Sterilize Dimwits and Defectives!Edit
Crime Comes to Shanty-TownEdit
Danger on All Sides!Edit
The Envy of All His PeersEdit
Father Comstock's Gift of ProphecyEdit
The Lamb is the Future of the CityEdit
A Look Back at Opening DayEdit
The Path of the Vox Populi...Edit
The Prophet Stands Up to Foes Within and Without!Edit
Solving the Irish Problem!Edit
Uncanny Mystery in ColumbiaEdit
Visit Battleship Bay!Edit
We Secede from the So-called "Union"Edit
Who Are the Vox Populi?Edit
These 5 videos are viewed in a Kinetoscope but are different from the rest.
The First LadyEdit
Write Your Own Love Story!Edit
Magical Melodies Sweep Columbia!Edit
Motion Capture ProcessEdit
Liz Begs for Booker EvolutionEdit
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 composed by Sigmund Krumgold, Lew White, Jesse Crawford, and Eddie Dunstedter.
- The portions of the Kinetoscope movies that show a newspaper all have the same story in the bottom-right corner "Manager cut off by fire: Rescued".