Humorous Phases of Funny Faces– earliest surviving American animated film

     This earliest surviving American animated film—in the strict sense of single exposures of drawings simulating movement—uses chalkboard sketches and then cut-outs to simplify the process. The opening title, animated with bits of paper, repeats a trick seen the previous year in Edison films. English: J. Stuart Blackton     J. Stuart Blackton had in 1897 co-founded the Vitagraph Company, producer of the film. The flickering seen here was common to the earliest animation and resulted from the camera operators failure to achieve consistent exposure in manual one-frame cranking.

CREATED/PUBLISHED
United States : Vitagraph, 1906.

NOTES
Copyright: The Vitagraph Co. of America; 6Apr1906; H75272.

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~ by The Gallery Goddess on December 30, 2011.

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