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    Eadweard Muybridge

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    Eadweard Muybridge lived from 1830 to 1904 and gained worldwide recognition for photographing animal and human movement. He was hired by railroad baron Leland Stanford in 1872 and used photography to prove that there was a moment in a horse’s gallop when all four hooves were off the ground at once. Much of his later career was spent at the University of Pennsylvania, producing thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second. Muybridge made these discoveries at the university from 1884 and 1887. For a century, historians considered these photographs as scientific evidence of bodies in motion. Unfortunately, the recent rediscovery of Muybridge’s work proves that he freely edited his photos to achieve the final…

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    ancestors establishments in Massachusetts. His father, Moses (b 1832) was a successful clothing merchant in Easthampton, Mass. and with his wife, Harriet (b 1830 née Dibble), gave Charles four siblings. When still very young his parents relocated to Philadelphia where he would eventually attend the University of Pennsylvania and then Harvard. He obtained his MD from U of Pennsylvania specializing in microphotography. This interest in photography was bolstered earlier when he was a graduate…

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    Although only briefly mentioned in the course text book, Photo Sequence of Racehorse (1884-1885) created by Eadweard Muybridge is the second work deserving enough to be preserved at all costs. Edgar Degas’ paintings of racehorses were inspired by Muybridge’s experiments with stop-action photography. Degas was able to examine the anatomy and movement of a racehorse through the photographs taken by Muybridge. It wasn’t just artists influenced by Muybridge’s photo experiments. The world of art,…

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    We Are Alpha V 3 Analysis

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    the motion that is portrayed is not real motion. The motion is created through a freeze flash that makes it possible for the motion to seem continuous. The history of photography states that in order to create the motion there is a ?series of still images that are projected at a speed of twenty-four frames per second, which makes the action seem continuous? (Getlein, 2008). In history this is portrayed by Eadweard Muybridges photo titled, ?Horse Galloping.? Muybridges set up twenty-four cameras…

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    River Of Shadows Analysis

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    Rebecca Solnit illustrated the development of new technologies during the 1800s in “The Annihilation of Time and Space,” which is excerpted from her interesting historical book, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. In the article, Solnit argued the invention of photography, railroad, and telegraphy, which greatly impact people’s life by changing time and space. Through the paper, Solnit used other historical scholarships as evidence to support her thoughts. The…

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    Sallie galloping on a horse is series of photographs done as a photographic experiment, done by Muybridge June 15, 1878. The sequences consist of 24 photographs shot in quick secession that were exposed on a zoopraxiscope. Muybridge constructed the first zoopraxiscope, which presented the “motion picture” for the first time. The photographs are sometimes cited as an early silent film, these photos and other experiments like Muybridge’s were the forerunners of early motion films. Former…

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    Benedict Cumberbatch has a lot on his plate right now. Two movies filming, two movies in pre-production, one in post-production, and one film that has just been announced. He is also rumored to have a part in "Zoolander 2", which is in post-production, and also has a "Sherlock" Christmas special that airs this year on Christmas Day. The two films Cumberbatch has in pre-production are "Doctor Strange" and "The Current War". "Doctor Strange" is based off the Marvel comic series created by Steve…

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    from family portraits in the form of carte-de-visites and tintype portraits to a more scrapbook like collection of images from around the world, and the families would also have a collection of stereoscopic cards that allowed, with the aid of a stereo viewer, an early three-dimensional illusion created by taking a photograph from a camera with two lenses, then using a special stereo viewer that separated a person's binocular vision allowing a three dimensional illusion to be viewed. Another…

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    Eric Hagadorn 3/15/2016 Dr. Ruth Martin U.S. History and Literature Inventor Britisher Eadweard Muybridge, an early photographer, was famous for his photographic studies of animals and people at the end of the 19th century. In June, 1878, he successfully conducted an experiment in California using a multiple series of cameras to record the horse galloping. The Horse in Motion was the first motion picture, using only 12 frames. Muybridge 's pictures, published widely in the late 1800s, were…

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    In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge made an extraordinary observation. After taking a series of photos of a horse at a quick speed, he recognized that when flipped through quickly, it looked as if a horse were running. This was the beginning of something revolutionary. This was the beginning of the motion picture. In the years after this discovery, the motion picture began to take flight. Muybridge projected images taken with his Zoöpraxiscope, Thomas Edison bought and built upon the Kinetoscope,…

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