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Roundhay Garden Scene is an 1888 short film directed by inventor Louis Le
Prince. It was recorded at 12 frames per second, runs for 2.11 seconds and is                 Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

the oldest surviving film. [1]                                                             Directed by        Louis Aimé Augustin Le
                                                                                                              Prince
        Contents                                                                           Starring           Harriet Hartley Adolphe
 1 Overview                                                                                                   Le Prince Joseph
 2 Remastered footage                                                                                         Whitley
 3 References                                                                                                 Sarah Whitley
 4 External links
                                                                                           Cinematography Louis Aimé Augustin Le
                                                                                                          Prince
Overview                                                                                   Editing by         Louis Aimé Augustin Le
According to Le Prince's son, Adolphe, it was filmed at Oakwood Grange, the                                   Prince
home of Joseph and Sarah Whitley, in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of                       Running time       2.11 seconds
Yorkshire, United Kingdom on October 14, 1888. [2]                                         Country            United Kingdom
It features Adolphe Le Prince, [3] Sarah Whitley, Joseph Whitley and Harriet               Language           Silent film
Hartley in the garden, walking around and laughing. Note that Sarah is walking
backwards as she turns around, and that Joseph's coat tails are flying as he also is turning. [2]

                                             Remastered footage
                                             In 1930 the National Science Museum (NSM), London, produced photographic
                                             copies of remaining parts from the 1888 filmstrip. This sequence was recorded on
                                             an 1885 Eastman Kodak paper base photographic film through Le Prince's single-
                                             lens combi camera-projector. Le Prince's son, Adolphe, stated that the Roundhay
                                             Garden movie was shot at 12 frames/s (and the second movie, Traffic Crossing
                                             Leeds Bridge, at 20 frames/s), however the later digital remastered version of
                                             Roundhay Garden produced by the National Museum of Photography, Film and
                                             Television (NMPFT), Bradford, comprises 52 frames and is only 2.11 seconds
    1930 NSM copy of 20 frames from the
                                             long, as the film runs at 24.64 frames/s, the modern cinematographic frame-rate.
          Roundhay Garden Scene
                                             The National Science Museum copy has 20 frames; at 12 frames/s, this would
                                             produce a run time of 1.66 seconds.

References
   1. ^ Guinness Book of Records, all editions.
   2. ^ a b Internet Movie Database Roundhay Garden Scene
   3. ^ Adolphe Le Prince IMDb listing

External links
   Media related to Roundhay Garden Scene at Wikimedia Commons
   Roundhay Garden Scene          at the Internet Movie Database
   Roundhay Garden Scene          is available for free download at the Internet Archive
   [more]
                                                                                                 The world's earliest surviving motion-
   Roundhay Garden Scene          on Youtube                                                                  picture film
   Louis Le Prince Centre for Cinema, Photography and Television         University of
  Leeds. (The University is near to the site of Le Prince's former workshop).
  St John's of Roundhay . Details of memorial for Sarah (died October 24, 1888) and Joseph Whitley (died January 12,
  1891) at Beechwood, Leeds. (map )


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