Roundhay Garden Scene

Roundhay Garden Scene

Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)


The earliest surviving celluloid film, and believed second moving picture ever created, was shot by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince using the LPCCP Type-1 MkII single-lens camera. It was taken in the garden of Oakwood Grange, the Whitley family house in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire (UK), possibly on 14 October 1888. It shows Adolphe Le Prince (Le Prince's son), Mrs. Sarah Whitley (Le Prince's mother-in-law), Joseph Whitley and Miss Harriet Hartley walking around in circles, laughing to themselves and keeping within the area framed by the camera. The Roundhay Garden Scene was recorded at 12 frames per second and runs for 2.11 seconds.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Release Date: 1888-10-14
Status: Released
Run time: 1 min / 0:1
Production Company : Whitley Partners
Production Country: United Kingdom



Adolphe Le Prince
as Himself
Joseph Whitley
as Himself
Sarah Whitley
as Herself
Annie Hartley
as Herself (Harriet Hartley)


Directing Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince Director

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