The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.
"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »
This film was photographed at approximately 10 frames per second and with a circular mask. Ten frames of it exist on unperforated celluloid positive film: nine frames are held by the Kodak Collection at the National Museum of Photography Film & Television in Bradford, while the tenth frame is in the collection of the Musée du Cinéma, Cinématheque française, in Paris (From Stephen Herbert, "Industry, Liberty, and a Vision: Wordsworth Donisthorpe's Kinesigraph"). See more »
The title of this film tells you exactly what you see for three seconds. Yes, you get to see London's Trafalgar Square for a total running time of three seconds.
I'm sure you could show this movie to millions of people today and they wouldn't give it a second thought but film buffs will certainly be entertained by these few seconds simply because they will know that it was the very start of a new format. The first "movie" was credited in 1888 so this here comes two years after that so of course there's no plot or length to it. If you're a film buff you'll certainly love getting to see such early footage.
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