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mutoscope

(ˈmjuːtəʊˌskəʊp)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an early form of a motion-picture device in which a series of photographs of an action sequence are viewed in quick succession, giving the impression of movement
2. (Film) an early form of a motion-picture device in which a series of photographs of an action sequence are viewed in quick succession, giving the impression of movement

mutoscope

an instrument for recording and reproducing the illusion of motion by means of a series of photographs.
See also: Instruments, Photography
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You can also get a taste of short scenes people entertained themselves with in the early 1900s through a mutoscope (early motion picture device) as well as shadow theatre.
Griffith's 1908 American Mutoscope & Biograph Company release, Caught By Wireless.
Also early 1900's and some 1800's antiques, Stereviews and Mutoscope cards a sealed bottle of 1919 whiskey and a real moonshine still from 1922.
In 1904, he entered films as an occasional actor with the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, prior to D.
Bob inherited this Breer knack for tinkering, and when my daughters used to explore his studio with him (so much more interesting than my own, with its bland stacks of hard drives), they marveled over all his gadgets: the mutoscope viewers, the glacial floats, the useful little mechanical device he'd made to speed up the slow process of animation: a card flipper that would plunk down a hand-drawn card for quick single-frame capture by the lens before grabbing the next.
The monitors, which are linked to concealed DVD players, show "moving pictures" drawn primarily from the Edison, Lumiere, and American Mutoscope and Biograph companies while the accompanying paintings are by such American artists as Thomas Eakins, George Luks, John Sloan, and George Bellows.
Biograph is the abbreviated name commonly used for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Research and report about other scientific animation toys such as the thaumatrope, kineograph, mutoscope, praxinoscope, or zoopraxiscope.
Down the River, produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in 1903, is actually what we would call a trip up the Hudson, from Haverstraw to Newberg--in mostly pixilated imagery that emphasizes the river's commercial importance: boats zip around the river, and trains along it, at impossible speeds, which nevertheless express turn-of-the-century excitement with modernity's exploitation of this natural resource.
In the early days of moving pictures, the Edison Manufacturing Company (hereafter EMC) vied with its foremost rival, the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company (later simply called "Biograph"), to dominate a market that also included Selig Polyscope, Lubin, and American Vitagraph.
British Mutoscope keep dull and weak, while A R Dean Ordinary have hardened a little.
Filmed in two days for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and rushed to theaters so hurriedly that Poe's name was misspelled, the 450-foot "biopic" was intended to capitalize on the centenary of the writer's birth.