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Ott, Frederic P.

Overview
Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 97 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Actualities (Motion pictures) 
Classifications: TR692.5, 700.4561
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Publications about Frederic P Ott
Most widely held works about Frederic P Ott
    The new kiss ( visu )
    1 edition published in 1900 in No Linguistic Content and held by 33 libraries worldwide
    Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 ( visu )
    2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic Content and held by 33 libraries worldwide
    "Considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance. The forty-five frames it contains were sent in for copyright as a still picture. The action consists of a man, Fred Ott, sneezing. Application for copyright was filed by William K. Laurie Dickson, Edison's assistant and supervisor of the new motion picture project. The frames were rephotographed from the still picture and turned back into a motion picture"--Early motion pictures
    Ott's sneeze by Lawrence Norfolk( Book )
    2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
    "On January 7 1894, Frederic P. Ott, a laboratory assistant of W.K.L. Dickson (the inventor of the Kinetograph) stood before the world's first movie camera and sneezed. The paradox of the forty-five frames of 'Record of a Sneeze' is that it shows no sneeze - the droplets and globules of Ott's explosion were too fast, too many or too small. Having eluded the Kinetograph, the sneeze has spent more than a century in representational limbo; perpetually announced, perpetually failing to appear. In Ott's Sneeze, novelist Lawrence Norfolk and artist Neal White have reconstructed this missing sneeze employing the most recent developments in laser, video and computer technologies. The resulting sequence of photographs of the progression of the sneeze in space is shown alongside Dickson's original forty-five frames together with a commentary linking the two centuries." [Publisher's statement]
    Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze by W. K.-L Dickson( visu )
    1 edition published in 1894 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
    Photograph consists of a series of 45 frames for a movie showing a man, Fred Ott, sneezing. This photographic print mounted on card stock is the earliest surviving "motion picture" registered for copyright at the Library of Congress, received on January 9, 1894. Colloquially known as "Fred Ott's Sneeze" for its star (an Edison engineer), the photo represents the dawn of filmmaking in America while remaining something of an historical accident. In 1894 there was no provision in the copyright law for the registration of motion picture film--the format still being in the process of invention and refinement--but, fortunately, the Copyright Office allowed the Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze to be registered as a photograph
 
Alternative Names
Fred Ott American scientist
Fred Ott Amerikaans acteur
Fred Ott amerikansk skådespelare
Fred Ott amerikansk skodespelar
Fred Ott amerikansk skuespiller
Fred Ott attore statunitense
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English (2)
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