|Title ID||8437||Collection ID||1196|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
The Epsom Derby shot from the crowd by Brit Acres for Robert Paul.
The Epsom Derby horses race past. The main stand can be seen behind. The footage is shot from an elevated position in the crowd. People run out onto the track when the horses and jockeys have passed, filling the area.
Brit Acres began working for Robert Paul in 1894, who had begun to reproduce Edison's Kinetoscope in Britain. Together they built a cine camera and produced films until 1895 for Paul's peep show kinetoscopes. The Derby was Paul and Acres last film together. Acres turned to the production of his Kineoptikon projector before developing celluloid film through his Northern Photographic Works.