The quality of the small pictures was restricted and the figures had been mostly seen as silhouettes, in some cases furthered by retouching of the pictures to get rid of photographic irregularities. From 1879 to 1893 Muybridge gave lectures during which he projected silhouettes of his photos with a device he ultimately referred to as the Zoopraxiscope. It used barely anamorphic photos traced from his pictures and painted onto glass discs, in an early type of rotoscoping.
The course of was first seen in the US on 11 December 1909, at an exhibition staged by Smith and Urban at Madison Square Garden in New York. Before 1902, the standard of the experience of films was usually troubled by an apparent flicker in the projected image. Many of the methods in use featured intermittent transport of the movie strip so as to avoid movement blur, while a shutter blocked projection for … Read MoreRead More »