Persistence of Vision-Muybridge



This lesson is an introducion to the beginning of the animated film and a study of the father of this medium. The motion studies created by Edweard Muybridge are considered to be the bridge between photography and animation/film. We will look at Muybridges motion studies and talk about his work. We will discuss Persistence of vision and how Muybridge exploited this phenomenon through his motion studies and in the process bridged the gap between still image and motion picture.

Lesson Time

Time allocated for Lesson
2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • In this lesson students will be introduced to Edweard Muybridge in the historical context as he relates to animation and the bridge between photography, animation, and motion pictures. Students will be asked to hypothesise on the very problem Muybridge encountered and take a look at how he was able to solve a complex problem by developing a photographic process that captured the first motion picture.

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