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We are very excited to be partnering up with our Italian friends Officina K (the geniuses behind Okkult Motion Pictures) to bring you a set of exclusive limited edition Giphoscopes, handmade analog GIF players.

The Giphoscope is inspired by an early motion picture device, patented by Herman Casler in 1894, the Mutoscope, which worked on the same principle as the “flip book”. The individual image frames were conventional black-and-white, silver-based photographic prints on tough, flexible opaque cards. Rather than being bound into a booklet, the cards were attached to a circular core. A reel typically held about 850 cards, giving a viewing time of about a minute. It is a similar mechanism which lies at the core of the Giphoscope, entirely handmade in Italy using aluminium and italian walnut or other fine woods. Learn more about the creation process here.
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We at The Public Domain Review have chosen a select number of public domain GIFs to be brought to analog life. Each GIF shall be used only once to make a unique object, an exclusive limited edition of one.



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SHOOTING SCENE FROM THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

Animated GIF of the famous shooting scene which appears at the very end of Edwin S Porter’s seminal Great Train Robbery (1903), one of the very first significant early narrative films. The 10 minute film introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. This famous final scene of the bandit firing his gun directly at the audience is not actually a part of the film’s story and could have been inserted by exhibitors at either the beginning or the end of the film. According to legend, this breaking down of the “fourth wall” had cinema goers at the time fleeing from their seats.

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EADWARD MUYBRIDGE’S TROTTING PIG

Animated GIF of a pig trotting, created from Plate 674 (Pig) in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885.

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EADWARD MUYBRIDGE’S NUDE BLACKSMITHS #2

Animated GIF of two nude blacksmiths hammering, created from the second and fourth line of images on Plate 377 in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885. Vol. II: Males (nude).

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EADWARD MUYBRIDGE’S NUDE BLACKSMITHS

Animated GIF of two nude blacksmiths hammering, created from the first and third line of images on Plate 377 in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885. Vol. II: Males (nude).

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EDISON’S BACKWWARDS BICYCLE RIDER

Animated GIF excerpted from Bicycle Trick Riding (1899), a 38” film dated March 20th, 1899 by Thomas A. Edison, showing perhaps the first ever footage of a bicycle trick.

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The-Great-Train-Robbery

SHOOTING SCENE FROM THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

Animated GIF of the famous shooting scene which appears at the very end of Edwin S Porter’s seminal Great Train Robbery (1903), one of the very first significant early narrative films. The 10 minute film introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. This famous final scene of the bandit firing his gun directly at the audience is not actually a part of the film’s story and could have been inserted by exhibitors at either the beginning or the end of the film. According to legend, this breaking down of the “fourth wall” had cinema goers at the time fleeing from their seats.


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EADWARD MUYBRIDGE’S TROTTING PIG

Animated GIF of a pig trotting, created from Plate 674 (Pig) in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885.

SOLD




EADWARD MUYBRIDGE’S NUDE BLACKSMITHS #2

Animated GIF of two nude blacksmiths hammering, created from the second and fourth line of images on Plate 377 in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885. Vol. II: Males (nude).

SOLD




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EADWARD MUYBRIDGE’S NUDE BLACKSMITHS

Animated GIF of two nude blacksmiths hammering, created from the first and third line of images on Plate 377 in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885. Vol. II: Males (nude).

SOLD




EDISON’S BACKWWARDS BICYCLE RIDER

Animated GIF excerpted from Bicycle Trick Riding (1899), a 38” film dated March 20th, 1899 by Thomas A. Edison, showing perhaps the first ever footage of a bicycle trick.

SOLD




Each Giphoscope is built to order, and construction time is around 7-10 days from order and payment. Prices start from around $400 / €300 / £250 for ones with a wood-base, and $550 / €400 / £330 for ones with a granite base, not including shipping. If you are interested then please email [email protected].





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