Roundhay Garden Scene (1888) Louis Le Prince

The Roundhay Garden Scene was recorded at 12 frames per second and runs for 2.11 seconds. It is the oldest surviving film in existence and the first moving picture ever made using film and a camera, noted by the Guinness Book of Records. This sequence was filmed by Louis Le Prince in October 1888 using paper base photographic film and his single-lens combi camera-projector. According to Le Prince’s son, Adolphe, it was filmed at the home of Joseph and Sarah Whitley in Leeds, England on October 14, 1888. Louis Le Prince was an inventor who created the first moving pictures using film and a single-lens camera. His films were created several years before the work of competing inventors such as Auguste, Louis Lumière and Thomas Edison. Le Prince was never able to perform a planned public demonstration in the United States because he mysteriously vanished from a train on September 16, 1890.

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Genres: Genesis of Film

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