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date: 05 August 2021

persistence of vision 

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

The capacity of the eye to maintain an image on the retina for a moment after the image has disappeared: if successive images follow quickly enough, these will be perceived as a single continuously moving image. Films consist of a series of still images (frames) that capture the progress of a subject in motion. With the eye holding an image for about one-third of a second, persistence of vision will be achieved at a rate of 16 ... ...

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