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| 5 min

The NFB's 26th Oscar®-nominated film.

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.

  • director
    Ryan Larkin
  • producer
    Ryan Larkin
  • animation
    Ryan Larkin
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    William Wiggins
  • music
    David Fraser
    Pat Patterson
    Christopher Nutter


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Ages 10 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Physical Education - Fitness
Science - Biology
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

A creative idea for drama: Have students each perform a different walk. Different people walk different ways depending on their bodies and lifestyle. Observe how people move and walk, do sketches of the movement. Explore how colour and media influence the perception of movement.

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