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Quicker 'n a Wink

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene; Smith, Pete
Date made: 1939
Measurements: 350 ft.

Harold "Doc" Edgerton demonstrates all sorts of effects of strobe photography that allow us to see what happens at speeds too fast to be discerned by the naked eye. Some well-known examples include a flying bullet that shatters a lightbulb, the motion of a hummingbird's wings, a cat lapping up milk, falling liquid drops. Screen play by E. Maurice Adler; director photography Walter Lundin, directed by George Sidney. Academy Award for Best Short FIlm in 1941. (CC)


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Related People

Smith, Pete
USA (?)
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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
American
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
American
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
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