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Shearing Animation
Shearing Animation
150 Ratings


An interpretation of a musical composition from jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. Made by moving cut paper and drawing and painting under the camera in an effort to convey emotions brought about by the aural experience.

Our take

Recycling the Chico Hamilton track he’d used the previous year for Cat and Mouse, Jim Henson serves up an explosion of color for this stream-of-animated-consciousness. Henson’s love of jazz drumming would culminate with the beloved Muppet Animal, but it all started way back here.