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Narrated history of the evolution of the motion picture, its tools, and important figures. Photo of a statue (Nicéphore Niépce?), zoom in. Portrait of Louis Daguerre. 19th-century photographer with assistant, laden with equipment, prepare and take landscape photo; pile of open boxes and equipment illustrating the complexity of photography at the time; woman in 19th-century dress posing for photo, photographer moves back and forth between subject and camera demonstrating "school of the successive pose" to replicate motion; pan over poster showing bioscope, kinomatoscope, and phasmotrope.