Looped animation

Among the techniques used in Taratata!, Frédéric Back employed looped animation, a procedure well suited to the film's subject, given the amount of repetitive movement in the parade. To create the loops, certain elements—the horses' hooves, the riders' pennants, the arms and legs of the marching band—were animated on top of a painted or drawn static 'base.' Animation loops can be combined with any number of other techniques and, used effectively, are a great labour-saving device.

[Vidéo] Frédéric Back discusses the loop sequences in Crac!.
Credit: Radio-Canada, Horizon 2000, 1984, 00:38