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.
The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
As it proved in David Wilkinson's The First Film it is not film but a series of photographs, 16 in all, each taken from one of the lens from Le Prince's camera. As the is was a failure Le Prince went on to develop the one lens camera and on the 14th October 1888 he finally made the world's first moving image. See more »
This is the finest piece of art I have ever seen. The man walking around the corner has been called a "modern masterpiece" (Joel Taylor, 2015), to which I can agree. It brings the quality of all media to a new level. Any who wants to try and make a film should watch this first to get an idea of where the bar has been set. In the words of the great Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, "It is not about the length, or the camera quality of the video, but it is about the emotional drive and the attachment that the audience has with the Man Walking Around the Corner, and our star, the man walking around the corner." Excellent watch, I would recommend this to every aspiring film-maker.
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