Saturday, March 18, 2017

How a Kooky Photographer, the Founder of Stanford, and a Horse Accidentally Invented Filmmaking

Who ever knew that betting on horses would’ve lead to the invention of cinema?

Filmmaking is a relatively new art form. Its history began in the late 1890s after the Lumière/Edison race to create the first film camera/projector resulted in both the cinématographe and kinetograph, but there was actually something that occurred 20 years earlier that turned out to be the single most important event in cinematic history. Find out how a kooky photographer, the founder of Stanford University, and a horse accidentally invented filmmaking in this intriguing video on the history of cinema from Great Big Story.

If the Lumière Brothers and Thomas Edison were there during the birth of cinema, Eadweard Muybridge and Leland Stanford were there during its conception.

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How a Kooky Photographer, the Founder of Stanford, and a Horse Accidentally Invented Filmmaking

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