Humorous Phases of Funny Faces
|Humorous Phases of Funny Faces|
|Directed by||J. Stuart Blackton|
|Produced by||J. Stuart Blackton|
|Starring||J. Stuart Blackton|
|Distributed by||Vitagraph Company of America|
|Release dates||April 6, 1906|
|Running time||3 minutes|
Humorous Phases of Funny Faces is a 1906 short silent animated cartoon directed by James Stuart Blackton and generally regarded by film historians as the first animated film recorded on standard picture film.
In the cartoon, animated hand-drawn scenes appear on a chalkboard, such as a clown playing with a hat and a dog jumping through a hoop. In the beginning the cartoonist's hands are included, too, which are then left out, using stop-motion.
Stop-motion as well as cutout animation are used, just as Edwin Porter moved his letters in How Jones Lost His Roll, and The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog. However, there is a very short section of the film where things are made to appear to move by altering the drawings themselves from frame to frame.
The film moves at 20 frames per second.
- Humorous Phases of Funny Faces at the Internet Movie Database
- Humorous Phases of Funny Faces at the Library of Congress
- Humorous Phases of Funny Faces on YouTube
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