SHORT DOCUMENTARY 2018

about a lanternist

Made By Merissa

ABOUT

About A Lanternist is a short documentary on Vancouver based artist, Ruth Scheuing, and her work carrying on the legacy of her husband through the magic lantern. 

I was first introduced to Ruth in my first year at university, where she was a guest speaker in my Early Cinema class. Upon speaking to her beyond the classroom I began learning more about the magic lantern and her personal connections to the instrument. 

This documentary is not only my attempt to mediate her story and illustrate the level of care she has for the magic lantern but also an attempt to capture the wonder and magic of the early projection device. 

Credits

A film by Merissa Victor

Music by Shahfiq Shahfie

Featuring Ruth Scheuing

Stills by: Merissa Victor

Photographed: Ruth Scheuing

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