Eadweard Muybridge's The Horse In Motion

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When a horse trots or gallops, does it ever become fully airborne? In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge was able to answer that question. He amazed the world with the first film ever, The Horse in Motion. Muybridge created a way to take photos with an exposure lasting a fraction of a second, as a horse sped by, it tripped wires connected to the cameras, which took 12 photos in rapid succession. These 12 photos were able to prove that a horse does in fact have all of this legs tucked underneath for a brief moment during a stride. This new technology was able to capture the truth, something that the human eye would never be able to. Muybridge’s stop-motion technique was a very early form of animation that helped pave the way for the motion-picture industry. In this essay I will discuss how Films have the capability to advance and change society, culture, technology, art and literacy.

The Maltese Falcon is a classic Film- Noir mystery film that came out in 1941 starring Humphrey Bogart and
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Once Spade gets to the scene I noticed how the director used the same type technique as George Melies did in his film “Trip to the Moon” to capture depth perception. There was also a scene in the movie where they would blur the film to try and mimic Spade vision as he got drugged by Gutman, that scene was very innovative and help the viewer feel what Spade was feeling. And lastly the scene where everyone was sitting around the hotel room arguing about the Maltese Falcon, the camera was panning around and each character but their body would be a little bit off from where they were before. But this was such a great scene because it captured each character face to help tell their emotions and thoughts. A guiding course concept that I would connect this movie with would be Literacy, the visual and narrative aspects of this movie makes it a