Thursday, October 14, 2010

on this day ... in 1888: Roundhay Garden Scene

Roundahay Garden Scene is a short film directed by inventor Louis Le Prince.
It was filmed on this day, October 14th 1888 and is the earliest surviving
motion picture. It is composed of 20 frames filmed at 12 frames per second for
a total duration of just under 2 seconds. If you watch carefully you will see that
one of the actors is actually walking backwards.
note: this is the short looped version

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