Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle

Don’t miss today’s Google Doodle featuring an awesome animation inspired by the work of Eadweard J. Muybridge, a photographer whose innovative work was some of the earliest in the transition to modern day filmmaking.   Muybridge was hired by California industrialist Leland Stanford to settle a bet about whether all four of a horses hooves were off the ground when running.   As you can see from the Google Doodle animation they are off the ground, and many believe it was Muybridge’s innovative technique that provided others with the insights that led to modern day motion pictures.