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Jeff Westover

Chief Elf Officer
MMC Founder
Santa's Elf
Kringle Radio DJ
Oct 7, 2004
Cache Valley, Utah
A Victorian Era snowball fight is going viral and we just have to pile on. The two videos below show the early technology of film-making met with 21st century technology — and the results are stunning. Take a look, in color, at this everyday snowball fight from 124 years ago:

This film has been known about for a long time. The 1896 French short silent film was directed and produced by Louis Lumière. Filmed in Lyons, France, it depicts a number of individuals engaged in a snowball fight on a city street. Here is that original film:

The original film is stunning enough to watch in its own right. Shot with an “all-in-one” camera/developer the actual film itself was close in size to 35mm film, a fairly large film that produced the base for what was more recently colorized and digitized.
In 1895, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, among the world’s first filmmakers, invented a cinematograph, which allowed an audience of more than one person to see a film in motion for the...

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Christmas Time In The City
MMC Premiere
MMC Partner
I watched this clip this morning. What an amazing slice of life from a different time! I loved how the gentleman on the bicycle eventually gave up and rode back the way he came. So glad it was shared here so more people can watch!
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A Voice from the North
MMC Lifer
MMC Donor
Christmas Crew
Louann Jeffries Award
Santa's Elf
Kringle Radio DJ
Nov 6, 2008
New England, USA
I’m sure it was staged, but it’s still fascinating to see people from over a hundred years ago just having fun.


Rudolph is my Jam!
MMC Member
MMC Premiere
Oct 14, 2011
Wow! That was fascinating. I bet the brothers would be absolutely astounded that people were watching their little film in the year 2020. I think what actually surprised me the most was the 180 change in music LOL!


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