For this Friday afternoon, a throwback video snack from 1968. Artistic renderings of being through ambulatory expression. The film as described by the National Film Board of Canada’s website:

Animator Ryan Larkin uses an artist’s sensibility to illustrate the way people walk. He employs a variety of techniques—line drawing, colour wash, etc.—to catch and reproduce the motion of people afoot. The springing gait of youth, the mincing step of the high-heeled female, the doddering amble of the elderly—all are registered with humour and individuality, to the accompaniment of special sound. Without words.


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Thank you. The movements, the mood, and the music are classic!

wonderful. :)

Unfortunately the rest of Ryan Larkin's story is a sad one ... a few years ago I saw a documentary animation by another young Canadian animator — Chris Landreth — who decided to seek out Larkin. You can find it on the NFB's website:

http://www.nfb.ca/film/ryan/

charming look at the constant stream of individual and collective change. thank you for introducing me the film,and the website-NFB.ca