The last remaining film of Le Prince’s single-lens camera is a sequence of frames of Adolphe Le Prince playing a diatonic button accordion. It was recorded on the steps of the house of Joseph Whitley, Adolphe’s grandfather. The recording date is probably 1888. —Wikipedia
Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (born 28 August 1842, vanished 16 September 1890) was an inventor who is considered by many film historians as the true father of motion pictures, who shot the first moving pictures on paper film using a single lens camera.
A Frenchman who also worked in the United Kingdom and the United States, Le Prince conducted his ground-breaking work in 1888 in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
In October 1888, Le Prince filmed moving picture sequences Roundhay Garden Scene and a Leeds Bridge street scene using his single-lens camera and Eastman’s paper film. These were several years before the work of competing inventors such as Thomas Edison (whose first motion picture was made in 1891) and Auguste and Louis Lumière (who made their first motion picture in 1892).
He was never able to perform a planned public demonstration in the United States because he mysteriously vanished from a train in 16 September 1890. His body and luggage… read more
All but forgotten French film pioneer Louis Le Prince (“Traffic Crossing the Leeds Bridge” &“Roundhay Garden Scene”) pointed his single-lens up at the steps of the house of his father-in-law Joseph… read review