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Louise Le Prince

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Known as the daddy of Cinematography for inventing moving photographs in some recoverable format film utilizing a one zoom lens camera. He aimed the brief film Roundhay Backyard Picture. His legacy was honored when the School of Leeds called its middle for picture taking and movie theater after him. He wedded Elizabeth Whitley in 1869. He vanished in 1890, to never be discovered or seen once again. He was a modern of Thomas Edison.

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Date Of Birth August 28, 1841
Place Of Birth France
Profession Director
Nationality French
Spouse Elizabeth Whitley
Children Adolphe Le Prince
Movies Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge, Accordion Player, Roundhay Garden Scene, Man Walking Around a Corner
Star Sign Virgo

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1Le Prince is the subject of the feature length documentary " The First Film" by Leeds born filmmaker David Wilkinson which had its world premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival in June and then opened in UK cinemas in July 2015 to much critical acclaim.
2In 2003, an 1890 photograph of a drowned man resembling Le Prince was discovered in the Paris police archives. It was never determined whether or not this drown man was Le Prince.
3In November 1886 Le Prince drew up a specification giving full details and working drawings, and applied for an American patent (for a 16 lens contraption). On January 10, 1888, the U. S. Patent Office in Washington granted his patent, No. 376,247, entitled "Method of, and Apparatus for, Producing Animated Pictures."
4The University of Leeds named their Centre for Cinema, Photography and Television in his honour. However, since 2012 it no longer exists.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Accordion Player1888Short
Roundhay Garden Scene1888Documentary short
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge1888Documentary short
Man Walking Around the Corner1887Short

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Accordion Player1888Short
Roundhay Garden Scene1888Documentary short
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge1888Documentary short director of photography
Man Walking Around the Corner1887Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roundhay Garden Scene1888Documentary short

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