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December 22, 2007

Mr.Governer, I told you!

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This question, comes from Purnateja. If you are wondering how to send in questions, you have to mail it to :)
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1’s work on 2 is the earliest example of an arrangement used to achieve a special effect 3.
Identify 1,2 and 3.

(1’s work on 2 has been an inspiration for other inventions which we enjoy big time these days :) )

Put your hands together for Tathagata Chatterjee and bobo. They get the exact answer we were looking for.

sidsen , jayanth , udupendra , bs , teju , madhur , vaibhav008 , Shashank and nishas thambi were in the vicinity of the answer, so they get their points.


The answer I was looking for was “Bullet Time“.

2 is called “Horse in Motion”, a series of images which were taken in succession using multiple cameras actuated when the horse pulled taut strings on the track. It was taken by taken by Eadweard Muybridge. Horse in motion and images like this were antecedents to the Bullet time effect, which is now uber popular in games and movies.

Thomas Edison’s invention of moving pictures is said to have been inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s work.

15 Responses to “Mr.Governer, I told you!”

  1. sidsen

    muybridge – horse in motion – zoopraxiscope

  2. sidsen

    muybridge – horse in motion and photographic processing – zoopraxiscope and lastly movies

  3. pic (1)->Eadweard Muybridge
    pic (2)->Muybridge’s The Horse in Motion. (the zoopraxiscope disc arrangement)

    (3)->the devlopment of motion pictures, etc etc..

  4. udupendra

    1. Eadweard Muybridge
    2. The horse in motion
    3. Moving pictures :)

  5. Eadweard Muybridge, The Horse in Motion, motion capture?

  6. ie, the effect is still photography, as seen in La Jetee by Chris Marker..not to mention bits of bullet time in the Matrix.

  7. bs

    Muybridge’s (1) photographs of a horse in motion (2) used to settle the famous question of whether all four of a running horse’s hooves left the ground at the same time. The special effect was, in general, generating motion from still pictures. If you want a big word – zoopraxiscope.

  8. teju

    1. Eadweard Muybridge

    2. Muybridge’s The Horse in Motion.

    3. Motion Pictures

  9. madhur

    1. Eadweard J. Muybridge
    2. The series of photos is called ‘The Horse in Motion’
    3. Special effects : The resulting images recorded true stages of motion for the first time in history . His work is the used as reference by animators today.

  10. vaibhav008

    1. Eadweard Muybridge
    2. “The horse in motion”
    series of images taken with a fast motion camera to prove to the governor that all 4 hooves of the horse are off the ground at an instant.
    3. a motion picture or a movie

  11. Tathagata Chatterjee

    1)Edward Muybridge
    2)The Horse in Motion
    3)Instantaneous motion picture capture which led to “Bullet Time” special effect

    Tathagata Chatterjee

  12. Shashank

    1. Eadweard Muybridge
    2. “The Horse in Motion.”
    3. Motion Capture

  13. R we talking about Kinetoscopes.

  14. nishas thambi

    a zoopraxiscope

  15. yaksha


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