Body cinema: Films by Etienne-Jules Marey – vintage motion capturing

by deborah on 02/1/2011

Tonight I’m gonna have a lot of pioneers on Body Pixel… when talking about body, motion and film, no doubt we can not miss one, and that’s Étienne-Jules Marey.

This scientist, chronophotographer and photography developer firstly started to explore human and animal blood circulation, and then switched to pulse, motion, body rhythm, and heart beating at the end of 19th century. His films are both, science and art of full caliber, now having a wonderful patina and vintage layer.

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Étienne-Jules Marey: Sports

Étienne-Jules Marey: Athleticism

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animals, part 1

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animals, part 2

Étienne-Jules Marey: Various animals, part 1

Étienne-Jules Marey: Various animals, part 2

Étienne-Jules Marey: Dogs and Goats

Étienne-Jules Marey: Human motion, part 1

Étienne-Jules Marey: Human motion, part 2

Étienne-Jules Marey: Talking

Étienne-Jules Marey: Insects

Étienne-Jules Marey: Child Motion

Étienne-Jules Marey: Blood Transmission

Étienne-Jules Marey: Men and Guns

Étienne-Jules Marey: Men Motion

Étienne-Jules Marey: Men Motion

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animals – Sheep

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animals – Birds

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animals – Man

Étienne-Jules Marey: Ethnographic

Étienne-Jules Marey: Sports – Gymnastics

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animal – Rabbits, part 1

Étienne-Jules Marey: Animal – Rabbits, part 2

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