Animators often build characters and their motions at the same time, creating an equivalence between who someone is and how they move. It feels natural, but in fact it’s a technique designed to aid storytelling. It’s a fairytale of motion. That’s what this film is about.

Commissioned by Tate Exchange and animated by Ewan Jones Morris.

Clip Credits



How 'Rogue One' Recreated Grand Moff Tarkin. Design FX, Wired:

Jenna Balto Dog Walk Cycle Animation 2d:

Monty Pythons Flying Circus:


Usual Suspects. Trailer:

Touch of Evil. Trailer:

Snow White. Trailer:


CNN: Trump's awkward handshakes with world leaders:

Animator’s Survival Kit:

Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Hula Auditions:

Hilarious jump fail! Man in pants slips and falls on railing:


Harold Lloyd Win Gif:

Abed Community GIF:

Bad Boys Eye GIF:

Close-up of a baby grasping an adult's hand on a white cloth background:

Warm Heart GIF:

Buck: ESPN - X Games 17 / Shaun White:

Wellcome Library. A slow motion study of latent nystagmus (1950):

Twilight Zone The After Hours:


“Gravity” Wheelchair Dance:

Paris is Burning:

New Zealand Women’s Rugby Haka:

Yojimbo (Trailer):

The Animators Survival Kit:


Painting Moments


The Kid (1921):

The Barkleys of Broadway:

Being John Malkovich:


Mr Turner and his Queen Anne Street Gallery:


Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, La Grande Odalisque, 1814:

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney: The Archers, 1769

Duncan Grant, Bathing, 1911:

John Singleton Copley, The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783

John Singleton Copley, The Siege and Relief of Gibraltar, 13 September 1782; ? replica, c.1783

Edward Francis Burney, Amateurs of Tye-Wig Music (‘Musicians of the Old School’), c.1820

William Turnbull, Marching Figures, 1953

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth, exhibited 1842

Joannes Fijt, Bittern and Ducks Startled by Dogs, 1904

John Nost Sartorius, The Earl of Darlington Fox-Hunting with the Raby Pack: Full Cry, 1804


Nightwatching (2010):



The horse in motion (Eadweard Muybridge):

Wellcome Library: Unidentified orthopaedic patient (1935)


Animated Archetypes


Eadweard Muybridge: Two Blacksmiths:

1931 - Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig batting practice (60fps + slow motion):

Wellcome Library: Posture (1928):

Wellcome Library: Optics Incomplete


Alice in Wonderland (1951):

Alice In Wonderland test footage - Unbirthday Mad Tea Party – Disney:


How Walt Disney Cartoons are made:

Disney Animation, The Illusion of Life:

The Animators Survival Kit:

The Making of Snow White:


Jungle Book:

Winnie the Pooh:


How Walt Disney Cartoons are Made:


Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: :



The Making of Snow White:

Looney Tunes Rabbit Seasoning:


The Making of Snow White:

Milt Kahl - Pretty Mim - Sword in the Stone pencil test:

The Making of Snow White:



Fawn Walk Cycle Animation

Doe Walk Cycle Animation:

Deer Walk Cycle Animation:



Ed by Chris Jones:

New Teaser "The Joker" - Digital Clown Make-up with Mocha for After Effects (Donald Trump):


Technologies of Vision


The Cartoon Factory (1924):

Weta Digital Horse FEM Simulation:


Durer’s Projecton Grid:

Sculpture Pantograph:

Etienne Jules Marey:

Making of Don’t Blink by Douwe Dijkstra:


How To 3D Body Scan Using Artec Eva:

Daz Promotional Video:

Poser Promotional Video:


Machine Learning Practicum:

Motion Detection using OpenCV and Python3:

FLIR for your mission, Border Surveillance:

Intel® RealSense™ Technology - Bring Human Like Perceptions to Devices:

Gibson and Martelli, WeAreHereAndWeAreEverywhereAtOnce MOCAPLAB 2017:

Liam Young, Where the City Can’t See (teaser):


Løpsteknikk motion metrix:

Interactive Facial REcognition Billboard Campaign for GM:

Chinese Street Surveillance Object + Face Recognition:

Person of Interest:


Etienne Jules Marey Walking Man:

101 Dalmations:

Phase Functioning Neural Networks for Characters:

Wellcome Collection: Movement of joints by cineradiography (1945):

View Rectification of Body-part trajectories:

Realtime Crowd Behavior Analysis and Prediction

Motorised rotating CCTV camera:


iPhone X Truedepth Animoji demo:

Vicomtech: Real-time adaptive 3D face tracking:

Product test with facial recognition of emotions:

Crowdsight Tech Demo:

Announcing Amazon Rekognition - Deep Learning-Based Image Analysis:

Ewan Jones Morris/Alphonse Bertillon:

Visual3D Gait Analysis:

Lie To Me promo:

Green Line (2010):

Technology "Deep Eyes" for the identification and analysis of the gait of people.:

Facial Affect Recognition Task:

Facial recognition technology will change the way we live | The Economist:

Pexels video 3978:

Why Migrants at the U.S. Border Are Becoming More Desperate | Dispatches:

China's "Gait Recognition Technology":