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Etienne-Jules Marey inventor of chronophotography

Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) physiologist, doctor, biomechanics engineer and inventor of chronophotography. His work was a precursor to cinema in that it attempted to capture movement and motion. Marey invented a photographic gun in 1882, it could take 12 consecutive frames a second, which he used to study locomotion.

Etienne-Jules Marey photographed in his studio.

Here we see a few of Marey's experiments in capturing insect movement.

Other motion study/science films. Various dates.

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