The first days of cinema were truly exciting times – Inventors and Directors experimented with the possibilities of film and took them in some amazing directions – In this series of articles, we’ll be showing you some of the most ingenious early cinematic shorts – We can’t wait to see LomoKino movies inspired by these! First up is ‘The Execution of Mary Stuart’, a very clever movie produced by one of the pioneers of cinema, Thomas Edison.
It’s less than half a minute long, but ‘The Execution of Mary Stuart’ packed a real punch when it was first produced. The movie is one of the first (if not THE first) movies to use playful editing for dramatic effect – In the movie, an actress approaches and kneels – There is then a very clever cut in which the actress in replaced by a dummy (it happens around 7-8 seconds into this video) and the dummy is beheaded. This kind of cut shot is familiar to us all nowadays but cinematic innovators such as Edison deserve a lot of credit for discovering its possibilities.
Now we are not in any way encouraging similar movies to be made – But we would love to see this experimental potential of the cut shot utilised in your LomoKino videos!
Bringing analogue back to the movies with a bang in the 21st century, the LomoKino is a Lomography movie camera that shoots spectacular, creative movies on all kinds of 35mm film. Head to the Microsite, watch some Movies and begin your analogue movie-making journey today!
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These photographs, recently digitized through the efforts of the Cushing Center at the Yale School of Medicine, come from the collection of patient photography of Harvey Cushing, M.D., the father of neurosurgery.
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