New Google Doodle honors movie pioneer Eadweard J. Muybridge (VIDEO)
He’s considered by many to be the father of the motion picture.
Eadweard J. Muybridge was famous for shooting the first known moving images of a racehorse. It was called “Sallie Gardner at a Gallop.”
From the Washington Post…
Through its simplest lens, the “Sallie Gardner” footage was merely the result of this great Galloping Question: Were horses ever completely airborne, especially with fore and back legs outstretched in opposite directions, as popularly depicted in paintings? Muybridge was tasked with providing an answer to the hard-charging questioners who, according to the lore, had money riding on the outcome.
Today would have been Muybridge’s 182nd birthday. In his honor, Google has dedicated its homepage Doodle to him. Take a look at his video showing their tribute animation…
Be sure to read the Washington Post’s full blog post for more about Muybridge and how his work helped pioneer the moving image.