Eadweard Muybridge: zoopraxographer

United States, 1974

Film
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Documents the pioneering photographic work of Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) in which he rigorously analysed human and animal motion. Muybridge’s multiple camera techniques and his projection device, the zoopraxiscope, were technical curiosities unnecessary for the development of the modern motion picture but through them he overcame a philosophical obstacle. He demonstrated empirically that the infinite flux of time could be reconstructed from a finite number of photographs.

Credits

producer/director

Thom Andersen

production company

University of California, Los Angeles

Language

English

Duration

00:57:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39385

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Cinematography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Chronophotography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers - United States

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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