THE COMPLEAT EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE: BRIAN CLEGG BOOK-POINTS


A few more corrections:

p. 55 Marriage.
** Muybridge and Flora were married in 1871, not 1872.

p.109 '...more than two years away from the United States.'
** Muybridge set off on his Central America trip in February 1875, and was back in San Francisco late November the same year.

p.132 Sallie Gardner.
** Stanford's horse was 'Sallie' Gardner (according to the text on the original photo sequence, and the picture caption used by Clegg), not 'Sally' Gardner, as in the text here.

p.150 Film mechanism 'speed'.
** The explanation of intermittent film mechanism 'speed' is incorrect: The 'pawl' and 'special sprocket' act only once for each of the 16 frames; a revolving shutter blade is arranged to obscure the light beam (usually) three times for each intermittent movement.

p.200 'when projected in motion through the zoopraxiscope they gave medical students ... an opportunity to examine the impact of the disease.'
** Artist Thomas Anschutz states that this 'cannot be done' (letter, p.197) and although technically possible, there is no evidence that Muybridge ever made zoopraxiscopic discs of the medical sequences, in any form.

p.206 '...each [Animal Locomotion plate] containing up to 24 photographs.'
** some plates contain more than 24 images. See the example on p199, which contains 33 photographs.

p.215 'the early moving pictures with sound had no direct link between the picture and the sound track; it was simply a matter of starting the disc playing on cue and the two ran separately.'
**All early sound-on-disc motion picture systems had some form of synchroniser between the disc player and projector, either automatically regulated, or manually controlled throughout the presentation.

p.237 Book review date.
Date of the Graphic review of The Human Figure in Motion given as December 28 1899, but the book was not published until 1901.

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