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Doodlin' To Music

Animation where musical notation transforms into different images

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Playful, hand-drawn chalk animation where musical notation transforms into various objects and creatures.

Questions & Activities


  • What do you think inspired this animation?
  • How do the drawings attempt to match the style and tone of the music?
  • What sort of instruments are played in the soundtrack?
  • Watch and discuss the animations 'Humorous Phases of Funny Faces' (1906) and 'Fantasmagorie' (1908) - both are available to view on the internet. Compare these to 'Doodlin' to Music'.


Create your own chalk or pencil animation inspired by music of your choice.

Watch other short animations where objects transform into other things. Where in nature can we see this process happening?

Create your own artwork inspired by musical notation.

Clip Details

Project Ref 7448
Date 1960s
Genre Animation, Comedy, Amateur
School Subject Music, Expressive Arts, Art and Design, Biology, Sciences
Subject Matter Animation
Who Dalziel Camcorder Club
Where Motherwell
Attributes Black and White, Sound
Clip Length 00:52
Film Length 00:52