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Eadward Muybridge :: father of modern motion picture technology :: zoopraxiscope
zoopraxiscope modern movie technology was 1st displayed to audiences in Palo Alto!
i learned this while researching the Palo Alto Int'l Film Festival that starts tonight.
Governor Stanford wanted to see how horses 4 hoofs touched the ground in a run.
Eadward Muybridge, father of the motion picture film, "invented his projection device, the Zoöpraxiscope, in summer 1879. This device built on a long global history of interest in image projection dating back to Plato, the Han dynasty and the Ancient Egyptians. However it also extended a strong 19th century interest in the phenomenon of vision itself, which had already resulted in the production of many new projection and moving image devices. In fact, Muybridge's Zoöpraxiscope served to amalgamate three existing visual technologies popular in the 19th Century: photography, the zoetrope and the magic lantern.
Zoetropes (spinning drums) and phenakistiscope (spinning discs) had already produced a sort of pictorial animation, although the resultant moving image could not be projected. Conversely, magic lanterns had been projecting images ever since the 17th Century and had even begun to project photographs. But in this case truly lifelike motion had not been achieved.
What Muybridge did was to borrow the animated illusion of movement from moving image toys and combine this with the capacity for projection embodied in the magic lantern. He then adapted pictures from his motion photography and created a device which for the first time could project sequences of rapid movement informed by the camera onto a screen. To many theorists, the Zoöpraxiscope therefore represents a pivotal moment in the history of the moving image - a missing link between slide projection and cinema.
What the Zoöpraxiscope represented was an important progression in Muybridge's ongoing representation of motion and time. It reflects the beginning of a paradigm shift in the way modern time was being experienced and negotiated by artist and audience. This was a monumental development only fully realised with the rise of the motion picture film..."
via Eadward Muybridge :: Defining Modernities
Palo Alto Int'l Film Festival schedule
by ~mod*mom~ at 27.9.12 Â©
DISNEY FANS CAN GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF TIM BURTON’S NEW ANIMATED FILM UNVEILING FRANKENWEENIE: AN ELECTRIFYING BOOK
Disney’s 1st ebook made on Apple’s iBooks Author App
"Disney released Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book, based on stop-motion animated film directed by Tim Burton, “Frankenweenie,” in theaters October 5, 2012. Capturing the creative process from concept to completion, the interactive book integrates videos, vibrant music, and original sketches to offer readers a fully immersive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the movie. Available free on the iBookstore, Frankenweenie is Disney's 1st ebook to be created with Apple’s iBooks Author.
Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book incorporates a brief history of the 1984 live-action short film and details the upcoming full-length stop-motion animated feature.
A chapter on the film’s music includes previews of each track from the original motion picture score by Oscar®-nominated and GRAMMY®-winning composer Danny Elfman and from Frankenweenie Unleashed!
“30 years after he first visualized 'Frankenweenie' as a student at CalArts, Tim Burton has finally made the movie he dreamed of making way back then,” said Martin Landau, voice of Mr. Rzykruski in the film. "The eBook reveals how a truncated, live-action version made by Tim three decades ago evolved into the 90-minute, black-and-white, stop-motion (Tim’s favorite animation process), 3D motion picture that he visualized all those years ago."
ABOUT THE MOVIE
creative genius Tim Burton: “Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Edward Scissorhands, BeetleJuice... comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life.
ABOUT DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books, magazines + digital products (eBooks and apps) in 85 countries in 75 languages. Disney English language schools in China, + an extensive worldwide licensing structure.
by ~mod*mom~ at 24.9.12 Â© 0 comments
MidCenturyModern Design Bike tours in California Capitol City!
bike tours each feature a new route to Sacramento's mod design destinations.
on the October 14, 2012 ride, view where Ray Eames lived as a child, learn the MidCenturyModern roots of Hot Italian's building, hear the history of various MCM stops along the way to South Land Park, + tour 2 MCM homes featured recently in Atomic Ranch magazine + on the Sacramento MidCentury Modern Home Tour!
June 3, 2012 ride featured Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen's Bike Swap at Fremont Park + a ride to the GOOD: street food + design market.
by ~mod*mom~ at 17.9.12 Â© 1 comments
my 99yr old gram could use this, if the car's computer "drives" it :)
a google exec says self-driving cars will be available soon.
you can tell your car your destination + your car will drive you there.
you can "fuel" the joystick project at RocketHub
by ~mod*mom~ at 13.9.12 Â© 0 comments