The Magic Lantern and the Music of Light – a new film by Chris Gerrard

One of our PhD students, Chris Gerrard, who is working on the Multi-Image in Cinema, has uploaded an experimental visual documentary made last year and shown at One Million Pictures, the international Magic Lantern conference at Utrecht in the Netherlands. Chris wishes to thank the Magic Lantern Society and LUCERNA archive for all their invaluable assistance.

The Magic Lantern was a projector of information and stories than preceded the cinema. How did its visual style translate into the moving image? This film traces the aesthetic narrative from the 19th century up until the 21st, calling in at the Victorians, Melies, Welles, Godard, Spielberg and Carly Rae Jepsen. It also shows how these techniques can inspire your own creativity.

The film can be viewed on-line though Chris’s website at: The Magic Lantern and the Music of Light