Camera arrangement for slow-motion cinematography, c 1910.

Camera arrangement for slow-motion cinematography, c 1910.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

This camera and apparatus was used by F Percy Smith to make nature films. F Percy Smith (1880-1945) was a pioneer of scientific filmmaking. In 1907, Charles Urban (1867-1942), a major figure in early cinema, invited him to make motion pictures of nature after seeing one of Smith's photographs of a magnified image of a bluebottle's tongue. Smith made a series of films for Urban, including 'The Strength and Agility of Insects' and 'The Birth of a Flower', which shows plant growth through stop-motion cinematography.

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