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  • Thursday, May 28 - Monday, December 28, 2009. 10:00 - 19:00
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Nostalgic Home Movies ― from the Zoetrope to Single 8 Film

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Please note that this exhibition closed on Monday, December 28, 2009

The Fujifilm Photo Museum, on the second floor of the FUJIFILM SQUARE showroom, is pleased to announce the exhibition, Nostalgic Home Movies ― from the Zoetrope to Single 8 Film, which runs from May 28 to December 28, 2009.

The History of Home Movies

Humans have long had the desire to record and store important documents, precious memories and historical and memorable moments. Fujifilm has responded to this demand by constantly developing and enhancing photographs and moving pictures.

The history of home movies, which have become an invaluable means of recording special family moments and important historical and cultural scenes, has its origins in 1895 when the French brothers, August and Louis Lumiere, invented the world's first cinematograph. The new invention projected moving scenes onto a screen, and the brothers held an exhibition of their exciting new device to a paying audience at the Grand Café in Paris. The next advance in the realization of movies that could be watched at home occurred in 1922 when the French company Pathe released its Pathe Baby home film system, and followed this with the launch of its Pathe Baby Film Camera in 1923.

Later developments included the Cine Kodak 16mm series, and in 1932 the new 8mm home movie system, Cine Kodak 8, made its first appearance. In 1965, Fujifilm launched its Single 8, while Kodak released its Super 8, which together set the international 8mm standard for home movies and made a major contribution to popularizing home movies.

The exhibition provides an explanation of the history of home movies with exhibits that include a 19th century zoetrope - a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static images, the world's first Pathe Baby home film system and Pathe Baby Film Camera, and a Single 8 camera. The exhibition also features several reproductions of original images taken with a prewar Pathe Baby Film Camera which are shown on a large screen TV.

During the exhibition, a number of related events will take place throughout FUJIFILM SQUARE, including projections using an 8mm home movie camera, and we look forward very much to welcoming you.

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