A short clip from a documentary on Victorian Toy Theatre. I was in Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop in Covent Garden earlier, and was intrigued by the designs of the toy theatres, shadow boxes, and shadow theatres that were available.
In the lead up to the Waves of Horror 2015 festival we are hosting a series of one off screenings, beginning with The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (Helene Cattet, Bruno Forzani, 2014) at the Gulbenkian cinema in Canterbury on Monday 23rd February at 9pm.
It will be followed by a series of other European horror films including Martyrs on Thursday 5th March at 9pm(2008) and Amer Tuesday 10th March at 6.30pm (2009).
All of this is in preparation for our big annual festival, taking place this year on Halloween weekend 30th Oct – 1st Nov. Hopefully we will be hosting a short film competition as part of the festival weekend.
The following link explains how to make a camera obscura;
The following is a short film from the BFI about magic lantern shows;