The Magic Camera

Henry Rancourt | United States

What happens when an illusionist gets a camera that has the ability to capture dreams? At the turn of the 20th-century, illusionist Georges Méliès experimented with the capabilities of the motion picture camera, each attempt becoming more impressive, proving that there is more to film than anyone could have imagined. His once brilliant career is cut short when the first World War begins, and his films become lost to history, until a journalist brings Méliès back into public interest.
The Magic Camera is a 38 page creative biographical picture book that focuses on the illusionist and director who pioneered the early days of cinema. The Magic Camera teaches the reader about a historical figure whose common place inspiration became revolutionary, as well as the importance of imagination and personal development.

Cleveland Institute of Art
Graduation: 2021