known for zoopraxiscope (a projector, and a successor of sorts to zoetrope) Horse in Motion

pioneered chronophotography; photography from different points of view helped prove Stanford’s theory that all four legs of a horse are off the ground when it gallops - used 24 cameras which were triggered by the horse crossing lines

helped set film in motion (pun intended)

Misc In 1874, Muybridge shot and killed Major Harry Larkyns, his wife’s lover, but was acquitted, in a controversial jury trial, on the grounds of justifiable homicide.^[jury’s explanation was that if their verdict was not in accordance with the law, it was in accordance with the law of human nature. In other words: they believed they could not punish a person for doing something that they themselves would do in similar circumstances.]