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Joesph Plateau

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Joesph Plateau

  1. 1. By Katie and Esme JOSEPH PLATEAU
  2. 2. Overview • Belgian Physicist • His father was an artistic man and so his father wanted him to follow this. • Inspiration from Michael Faraday and Peter Mark • He invented the Phenakistoscope • Plateau proved the theory of persistence of vision in 1829 • He was a professor at the University of Ghent in 1844
  3. 3. Plateau Impact On Future Animators • After 2 years William George Horner invented the zoetrope which he based his idea on joseph plateau and added 2 improvements to it. • Plateau started of the idea of animation film.
  4. 4. An Example of a Phenakistoscope
  5. 5. 1829 Joseph Plateau 1831 William Horner 1872 Edward Muybridge Edison 1889 Emily Reynard 1895 Lumiere Brothers 1925 Willis O’Brien 1928 George Pal 1949 Ray Harryhausen 1950 Jan Svankmajer
  6. 6. Faraday quote about Plateau… “… Although bodily Plateau reminded plunged in the darkness of a sad profound night, the perspicacity of his mind, having become more intensive than ever, was to lead to the most brilliant discoveries and to conquer for Belgium science an immortal glory”
  7. 7. References Wikipedia; 13th March 13; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Plateau Plateau Biography; Aug 06; www-history.mcs.st- andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Plateau.html Early Visual Media; users.telent.be/thomasweynants/plateau- intro.html www.mhsgent.ugent.be/eng-plat1.html

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