A moving picture projector invented by Eadweard Muybridge (English-American, 1830-1904). Muybridge pioneered the taking of series of photographs employing a series of cameras. He printed these as sheets of sequenced exposures. In order to recreate a moving image from his still sequences, Muybridge developed the zoopraxiscope. It was first used at the home of Leland Stanford, former Governor of California, in 1879, and subsequently in Muybridge's lectures. See Eadweard Muybridge photos reproduced at the "Masters of Photography" site. Also see animation, camera, cinema, magic lantern, movement, optics, and zoetrope.

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  • Zoopraxiscope — o [ o]*prax i*scope, n. [Zo[ o] + Gr. ? a doing, an acting (from ? to do) + scope.] An instrument similar to, or the same as, the, the phenakistoscope, by means of which pictures projected upon a screen are made to exhibit the natural movements… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Zoopraxiscope — Disque support des images résultat de la projection Le Zoopraxiscope est l un des premiers dispositifs permettant la v …   Wikipédia en Français

  • zoopraxiscope — Cinematograph Cin e*mat o*graph, n. [Gr. ?, ?, motion + graph.] 1. an older name for a {movie projector}, a machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures, moved rapidly (25 to 50 frames …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zoöpraxiscope — Bildfolge eines galoppierenden Rennpferds. von Eadweard Muybridge (1887) gezeichnetes Muli von Eadweard Muyb …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • zoopraxiscope — /zoh euh prak seuh skohp /, n. Motion Pictures. an early type of motion picture projector, designed by Eadweard Muybridge, in which the images were drawings or photographs placed along the rim of a circular glass plate, the shutter was a rotating …   Universalium

  • zoopraxiscope — noun An instrument developed by in the 1870s, similar to the phenakistoscope. The instrument involves a disc that includes serial pictures being rotated in front of a light source, projecting them upon a screen, to exhibit the natural movements… …   Wiktionary

  • zoopraxiscope — n. early type of projector used to rapidly display a series of still photographs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoopraxiscope — zo·o·prax·i·scope …   English syllables

  • zoopraxiscope — ˌzōəˈpraksəˌskōp noun Etymology: zo + praxis + scope; from the fact that it usually showed pictures of a moving animal : a motion picture projector invented about 1882 …   Useful english dictionary

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