Graz’s First gift to the World: Slow Motion

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How fast and boring the world would be without it…
Imagine sport tv broadcastings, scientific documentary films, love tragedies and action movies without the superbe experience multiplier technique… slow motion.
The slow motion technology was invented in Graz by the Styrian pastor and physicist August Musger. He was a passionate cineast and invented a motion technique using a mirrored drum as a synchronizing mechanism. The technique was patented in 1904 and was presented in Graz on July 7, 1907 for the first time.
Graz and Styria is well know for its coziness – so it is a logic consequence that this technique was invented here…

3 Comments so far

  1. aka (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:04 am

    Oh, really I didn’t know that. aaaawwwwssommmeeee….

  2. grenz (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:08 am

    oh boy… slow motion… yeah!

  3. cd (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 12:33 am

    There’s a scene in the movie “LA Story” with Steve Martin where, during a shower scene, two characters in 2 (separate) showers, look down to see their showers have a “slo-mo” setting. I’ve always wanted one for my shower.

    I’ve also always wanted a slo-mo setting for when I come into meetings or court proceedings. I think I’d look scarier.

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