Mutoscope

Early motion picture device, patented by Hernan Casla in 1894. It works on the same principle as the “flipbook”, where the slightly changing black and white photographic images, viewed at a given constant speed, appear to be in movement. In this device, the cards were placed in a cylinder, which increased the life of the film. With this sequence filmed in Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia from a tramway in 1908, Zinematik pays homage to Ricardo Baños, one of Catalonia’s first directors.

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Mutoscope
Hommage to Ricardo Baños, one of the first Catalan directors. He shot this film of Barcelona from a tram in 1908. / Poster advertising the Mutoscope, 1889.