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Tracy Smith

The History of Moving Images

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 9th Grade
Subjects: Art

Student Instructions

One founding myth of cinema goes like this: In 1895, the Lumière brothers, French pioneers of early film, showed a 50-second projection of a train speeding toward the camera and rolling to a stop as its calmly milling passengers hopped on. The Lumières’ 19th-century audience, unused to experiencing a moving image saw it as reality rather than documentary, leapt out of their chairs in shock and fear that the projected train would hit them. We don’t run away anymore. Read the information and watch the videos. Answer all the questions in seesaw. When you have completed your video up load to seesaw and into your digital Journal