Panoramic view of the esplanade by night
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
The first objects visible in this film, which was taken at night, are the glo...展开wing light globes that outline the buildings closest to the camera position. The camera slowly pans, encompassing the complete area of the exhibit buildings, and the outlines of all the buildings are clearly discernible. Edwin S. Porter maintained that this was the first motion picture taken at night by incandescent light in America.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ESPLANADE BY NIGHT. Unhairing. [code for telegraphic orders] A most perfect picture of the Pan-American Exposition buildings, including the Electric Tower and Temple of Music, as they appear at night. Class B 50 ft. $6.00.
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Nov1901; H10633.
Duration: 0:59 at 15 fps.
Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White.
Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
Received: 11/11/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.