Muybridge, Marey, Freezing Time & Re showing time


Muybridge’s invention of cameras that could freeze and take time slices at 1000’s of a second  showing us things that before were too fast to perceive. It made visible that which before this new mechanical eye was invisible to the naked human eye.

He focused on the body in motion training multiple cameras on a set action of the body in motion.

Multiple frames, multiple viewpoints, only possible with multiple cinema eyes recording at the same time from different points of view. Multiple recordings in space gave a new representation of space that only became possible with the abilities of this new cinematic eye.


A cinematic eye simply records what is in front of it, it doesn’t respond to what is being recorded.

I am kino-eye, I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, show you the world as only I can see it.

In Studio Artist there are functions that allow you to show multiple frames overlayed on top of each other showing the progression of a body in space and time. Just like the early camera of Marey.


This ability may be useful in you considering the minute surveillance of the body in space and time for your Kino project.


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