The Davis Report-An off topic post…The Zapruder Film

Another enigmatic piece of cinema is the Zapruder assassination film. It has been my privilege to work with this historic footage. The anniversary of this heinous crime being just passed, I hope this clip from the film helps us all to reflect on what was lost that day. Warning….this clip is graphic in nature. Don’t click on the images if you have a weak stomach. Click on the image to animate.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

A larger view below. Click on the image to animate.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

The film below was taken by a person in the president’s motorcade. It was taken from behind the event. This film was violently unstable with hand motion. At this point, the camera pans a curved facade in front of the president as he passed. It has been stabilized at this point so that the actions of the people there can be viewed.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

The Orville Nix film was taken from opposite of the President and Abraham Zapruder. In this brief clip from the Nix film shows movement at the precise time of the head wounding shot. It is just to Abraham  Zapruder’s left from behind the curved facade. Click on image to animate.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

Here’s a clip that has the BACKGROUND stabilized so that the behavior of the bystanders might be observed. Click on the image to animate.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

Here’s the same file but stacked. There are frames missing when the President’s limousine turns into the intersection. These frames went missing while in the possession of Life magazine. Click to animate.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

Here is the head wound in slow motion. See if you can determine the direction of the impact. Click on the image to animate.

Film stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

Here is a panorama of the entire scene constructed from the stills of the Zapruder film. Click on the image to enlarge.

Here is the Nix film with an additional frame added so that the pinkish spray from the bullet strike is visible. Click on the image to animate.

Please do not right click.

One thought on “The Davis Report-An off topic post…The Zapruder Film

  1. bullet 2 clip:
    forever, I thought the second shot came from the front.
    your stabilized, cleaned up footage clearly show a ‘side shot,’
    inline, left of zapruder’s filming location.
    if it had been a more glancing blow, jackie would have
    been hit, as well. startling and historic. I had to watch this
    several times to be convinced that what we all previously
    thought is incorrect. where do you go with this new clarity,
    this new information?

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