Showing posts with label 1888 Leeds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1888 Leeds. Show all posts

18 October 2011

Oldest film's in the world: Leeds 1888 Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Leeds has alot of history surrounding it but not many folks realise its the place where the 1st films in the world were recorded by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince using the Le Prince single-lens camera made in 1888. It was taken in the garden of the Whitley family house in Oakwood Grange Road, Roundhay, a suburb of Leeds, Yorkshire, Great Britain, possibly on October 14, 1888. It shows Adolphe Le Prince (Le Prince's son), Mrs. Sarah Whitley, (Le Prince's mother-in-law), Joseph Whitley and Miss Harriet Hartley. The 'actors' are shown walking around in circles, laughing to themselves and keeping within the area framed by the camera. It lasts for less than 2 seconds and includes 4 frames.
This is very close to where I live!

Filmed on paper filmstrips, this is Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince's second known film, produced in October 1888. Only photographic copies of it survive today. The Leeds Bridge was filmed because it provided action.