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Year: 1968
Runtime: 5 min
Director: Ryan Larkin
Producer: Ryan Larkin
Cinematographer: Raymond Dumas, William Wiggins
Animation: Ryan Larkin
Music: David Fraser, Pat Patterson, Christopher Nutter
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada
The film that put former painter and sculptor Ryan Larkin on the map as a filmmaker, Walking draws from both those disciplines in its eclectic depiction – through the use of a number of techniques including charcoal drawing and colour wash – of human motion in different stages of life from various points of view. Both a humorous study of individuality and an artistic experiment in perspective, this unique, witty and dreamlike film – still required viewing in many animation classes – was nominated for an Academy Award® for best animated short.

By: Andrew McIntosh

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