Public Programs: Media Projects Development

Period of Performance

9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018

Funding Totals

$60,000.00 (approved)
$60,000.00 (awarded)

Splitting the Second: The Brilliant, Eccentric Life of Eadweard Muybridge

FAIN: TD-256275-17

Inside Out Media, Inc. (Oakland, CA 94610-1839)
Marc Shaffer (Project Director: January 2017 to August 2019)

Scripting of a 90-minute documentary exploring the life and legacy of 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Splitting the Second: The Brilliant, Eccentric Life of Eadweard Muybridge is a 90-minute documentary and educational project exploring the life, work and legacy of the 19th-century photographer. During Muybridge’s lifetime, America and Europe underwent an unprecedented period of change, driven by an explosion of new technologies, the emergence of science, and the rise of industrial capitalism. Muybridge was an important contributor to this accelerating and shrinking world and has left a legacy of tens of thousands of photographs and a profound influence over our modern visual storytelling culture. His work raises questions that continue to resonate deeply today.

Associated Products

Muybridge Website (Web Resource)
Title: Muybridge Website
Author: Marc Shaffer
Abstract: Our website on our documentary on Eadweard Muybridge, includes a selection of his images, a brief story description, a list of the core production personnel and academic advisers, a Muybridge timeline and legacy, and contact information for the project. The website will continue to be refined as the project continues.
Year: 2017
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: website for film project