I have found this short film on procrastination and I consider it a huge influence. It is humorous and really gives the right effect I want my movie to reflect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk
I have also started to watch a few scenes from old Charlie Chaplin films and also Laurel and Hardy. I feel I can use the black and white filming techniques to relate back to Muybridge, and make my film look like it should be serious but actually has the opposite effect.