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High Speed Motion Pictures

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene; Germeshausen, Kenneth Joseph; Grier, Herbert Earle
Date made: date unknown
Materials: 16mm B&W print Kodak stock
Measurements: approximately 350 ft.

Film storage container notes: Mercury Lamps Comm. Lamps Fan Bubbles HEEZ Bubbles Canary Pigeon Cart Drop Golf ball into water Hammer and lamp Housefly Mosquito Snakes Football Ball on floor Milk drops. (EH) A silent black-and-white film, produced by Harold E. Edgerton, Kenneth J. Germeshauser and Herb Grier (MIT Department of Electrical Engineering), presents demonstrations of high-speed photography. It is accompanied by descriptive cards outlining basic principles of strobe photography and pointing out details to observe. Subject examples include birds and insects in flight, falling cats, bursting bubbles, moving fan blades creating vortices, balls being dropped, bounced or kicked, and a variety of shots of milk drops - the famous"Milk-Drop Coronet" images. Run time = 00:10:38. Run time = 00:10:38. (CC)


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