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Tech Expert Leads Seminar In Ridgefield On Inventing Motion Pictures

Technology expert Richard Frisch will lead a seminar, “Before Oscar, Inventing Motion Pictures,” at Founders Hall in Ridgefield on Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
Technology expert Richard Frisch will lead a seminar, “Before Oscar, Inventing Motion Pictures,” at Founders Hall in Ridgefield on Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Technology expert Richard Frisch will lead a seminar, “Before Oscar, Inventing Motion Pictures,” at Founders Hall in Ridgefield on Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m.

Frisch will take attendees back to the 19th century when motion pictures were invented and turned into a business. He will show some of the very first motion pictures ever made, dating from the 1870s.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Learn about Eadweard Muybridge, a landscape photographer and rogue who created the first moving pictures to settle a $25 bet by then-California governor and horse breeder Leland Stanford.

With Frisch as a guide, explore Thomas Edison’s early motion picture machines and movies along with those of other moving-picture pioneers. Frisch will also delve into the realm of special effects and describe how effects were achieved in the days before computer-generated imagery.

Founders Hall, located at 193 Danbury Road, is a donor-supported education and recreation center for people age 60 and older.

For more information, call 203-431-7000 or click here.

Founders Hall is at 193 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.

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