The Oldest Video Film Footage In The World – “Roundhay Garden Scene” from 1888

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The Oldest Video Film Footage In The World – “Roundhay Garden Scene” from 1888

The oldest video film footage in the world – “Roundhay Garden Scene” from 1888 is absolutely amazing, not just because it was filmed over 120 years ago, but because it offers a clear view of the past.

We are looking at a video that shows life in the late 1800’s, called “Roundhay Garden Scene, and we can see how the people were dressed and what was the first thing they did when the camera man told them to do something because he is filming.

“Roundhay Garden Scene” is a short silent film recorded on October 14th by French Inventor Louis Le Prince. The film was recorded at 12 frames per second and has 2,11 seconds.

Le Prince’s son, Adolphe, declared that the film was made at Oakwood Grange, at the Joseph and Sarah Whitley residence, in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire.

So, the people in the film are just walking and moving randomly and we, the people of “the future” are here to witness it all. This is believed to be the oldest film footage in history or at least the oldest one that survived or was discovered, according to the Guinness World Book of Records.

Can you imagine being able to see a video from over 500 or 1.000 years ago? Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well, people from the year 2.500 or 3.000 will most probably be able to say that and we’re sure that they will also be amazed of the way we are living now.

The oldest video film footage in the world – “Roundhay Garden Scene” from 1888