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Flash photography set-up and demonstrations: film takes

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Date made: 1957-07-15
Materials: Kodachrome

This silent color film shows a series of takes of Harold Edgerton with an assistant setting up strobe photography equipment on a rooftop and demonstrating the methodologies involved in high-speed photography. Edgerton is filmed multiple times presenting step-by-step explanations of the camera equipment, film and strobe lights. Scenes show variations of the strobe bulb speed, details of small explosions, views of the cap before and after the explosion, and close-ups of the camera equipment and strobe bulbs (and possibly the set-up for shadow photography?). Run time = 00:09:30. (CC)


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