See magic lantern show simulation videos here

Below are simulations I reconstructed using digital copies of the slides we projected at the National Film and Sound Archive performance, and an NFSA recording of Peter Tregear and Kate Bowan’s wonderful performance. Unfortunately, in this recording Kate’s perfect piano is somewhat soft, except in Blue Bell and Holy City.  I’ve selected two transitions from the video editing menu: a dissolve, which I wasn’t able to do on the night, but which was a very popular effect in the nineteenth century; and left-to-right/right-to-left slide transitions, which at least give a hint of the mechanical slide changer I used, but which are a lot smoother than mine! Unsimulated is the flame effect I produced in the window during Jane Conquest by flashing some red gel in front of the lens.

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