"Motorcade 63" is a 5 minute animation which I created in 2019 as a visual aid to understand the events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. I publish the work in the hope that others will find it as useful as I do in cutting through the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the case.
The unique feature of the work is the synchronization of the photos, films, and eyewitness accounts. By synchronizing all of the evidence I avoid falling into the trap of cherrypicking to suit a specific theory, which seems rather common practice by many authors in this case.
For more information regarding: photo and film timings; actor numbers; and contact details; click HERE
When researching this project I established facts by corroborating the many pieces of evidence in the case. For example when preparing the background map I used many photos taken in 1963 to establish the locations of the buildings, and other fixed landmarks in Dealey Plaza. I also used the Warren Commission report and the HSCA report when needing precise measurements or details.
I use a kind of inbetweening whereby I:
Here is an animation frame which depicts a part of the Thomas Atkins film where David Wiegman is running back to Camera Car #1, Haygood and Hargis are the visible bikes, with the Newman family in the foreground of the film:
Anyone can view this portion of the Atkins film via "The Last Two Days" from the JFK library (12-13 minutes from the start).
In a later part of the animation I show the run by Robert MacNeil from Bus #1, who then follows Haygood up the grassy knoll (the route is overlayed as a black line):
This animation frame can be checked against the actual Bond 5 photo:
The photos, films, and documentation which I used at the research stage of this project came from the following sources (alpha order):
Thank you all for sharing your work, and making this animation possible.