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Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

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.

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Eadweard Muybridge
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gilbert Domm Gilbert Domm ... Himself - Domm (jockey) (as Domm)
Sallie Gardner Sallie Gardner ... Herself (horse)
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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.

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Country:

USA

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None

Release Date:

15 June 1878 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Horse in Motion See more »

Filming Locations:

Palo Alto, California, USA

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Production Co:

Palo Alto Stock Farm See more »
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Silent
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The first motion picture of all time. See more »

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24 Cameras 1 Horse
21 July 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sallie Gardner at the Gallop (1878)

While this here isn't technically the first movie, it was certainly a great introduction of what was to come. We basically see a horse being filmed by twenty-four different cameras for what amounts to a moving image. I'm not about to rip off other people's work so it's best that you Google this title and read for yourself what exactly had to be done to give it the effect that we are seeing today. It's impossible to viewing this as a "movie" and it would be silly to do so especially since that's not what it is. It's just twenty-four images of a horse put together and of course we know what happens.


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