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Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904)


Eadweard Muybridge's great breakthrough came in 1872 when he was hired by wealthy American businessman Leland Stanford, for whom Stanford University is named. Stanford was interested in whether horses lifted all legs off the ground at once during trotting and Muybridge was engaged to take photographs to settle the point. Although the experiment ... See full bio »

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Known For

Buffalo Running Director
(1883)
(1887)
Ox Walking Director
(1887)

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 1887 Adjutant Walking (Short)
 1887 Antelope Trotting (Short)
 1887 Baboon Climbing a Pole (Short)
 1887 Capybara Walking (Short)
 1887 Dog Running (Short)
 1887 Eland Trotting (Short)
 1887 Elephant Walking (Short)
 1887 Gnu Bucking and Galloping (Short)
 1887 Goat Walking (Short)
 1887 Guanaco Galloping (Short)
 1887 Leopard Walking (Short)
 1887 Lioness Walking (Short)
 1887 Lion Walking (Short)
 1887 Man Riding Jumping Horse (Short)
 1887 Man Taking Off His Boater (Short)
 1887 Mule Kicking (Short)
 1887 Oryx Galloping (Short)
 1887 Ostrich Walking (Short)
 1887 Ox Walking (Short)
 1887 Pig Walking (Short)
 1887 Raccoon Walking (Short)
 1887 Sloth Climbing (Short)
 1887 Storks, Swans, etc. (Short)
 1887 Tigress Walking (Short)
 1887 Woman Getting Into Bed (Short)
 1887 Woman Hopping on One Foot (Short)
 1887 Woman Opening Umbrella (Short)
 1887 Woman Picking Up Child (Short)
 1887 Woman Picking Up Skirt (Short)
 1887 Woman Pouring from Jug (Short)
 1887 Woman Setting Down Jug (Short)
 1887 Woman Sitting Down (Short)
 1887 Woman Throwing Baseball (Short)
 1887 Cockatoo Flying (Short)
 1887 Woman Walking Downstairs (Documentary short)
 1883 Buffalo Running (Documentary short)
 1881 Athlete Swinging a Pick (Documentary short)
 1878 Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Human Figure In Motion" In Print (Dover) 390 pages.

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »
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Trivia:

Landscape photographer who later invented a device he called the "zoopraxiscope". The device projected a series of still pictures of running horses in a manner that suggested movement to the viewer. Thomas A. Edison saw a demonstration of the device and was inspired to develop true motion pictures. See more »

Nickname:

Father of the Motion Picture

Star Sign:

Aries

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