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NJCardFan
05-25-2012, 01:32 AM
Heard about this and I'm not really sure how authentic it is but I haven't been able to find anything telling me it's bogus but from Youtube, here is a 10 second clip of Confederate soldiers marching. This is the earliest known film footage of anything. This is absolutely astounding:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAiG1ml3itk

marv
05-25-2012, 08:24 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_film
(snip)

Moving images were produced on revolving drums and disks in the 1830s with independent invention by Simon von Stampfer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_von_Stampfer) (Stroboscope) in Austria, Joseph Plateau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Antoine_Ferdinand_Plateau) (Phenakistoscope) in Belgium and William Horner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Horner) (zoetrope) in Britain.

(snip)

linda22003
05-25-2012, 09:33 AM
I'm going to reserve judgment on this. From the time photography was invented, "movement" was obtained by making flipbooks of pictures, like we all had when we were children (I'm guessing), but they could not be projected as film for decades after the invention of photography.

I'm also reserving judgment based on my adequate, but less than fluent, knowledge of French. "Un canular" is a practical joke. That's a little too neat to be the name of the photographer, I think. ;)

Rockntractor
05-25-2012, 09:40 AM
I'm going to reserve judgment on this. From the time photography was invented, "movement" was obtained by making flipbooks of pictures, like we all had when we were children (I'm guessing), but they could not be projected as film for decades after the invention of photography.

I'm also reserving judgment based on my adequate, but less than fluent, knowledge of French. "Un canular" is a practical joke. That's a little too neat to be the name of the photographer, I think. ;)

It is making sense now, not long ago I heard somewhere they were taking some of these old flip books and putting them to film, this could be one of them.
Flipbooks came around in 1868 according to Wiki, at least the patent did.
Exposure time was too long for them to have taken multiple pictures much earlier than that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_book

newshutr
05-25-2012, 10:13 PM
My gut reaction is that this is film footage from a reunion around the turn of the century. Most if not all of their faces are blurred with "scratches and hits" in the film that probably were placed there to hide old men with beards. Just my videographer sense tingling. Something ain't right.

Rockntractor
05-25-2012, 10:17 PM
http://lotu2.blogspot.com/2011/03/confederate-soldiers-marching-1863.html

NJCardFan
05-26-2012, 12:17 AM
http://lotu2.blogspot.com/2011/03/confederate-soldiers-marching-1863.html

Dammit! Too bad though. I have heard there was film but not this one it seems.