I Can’t Dance … But My Mannequin Can

This another entry into my stopmotion animation adventure — I bought this little stick figure with intentions to turn my Thelonius puppet into a clay figure (still working that out) and decided to get the little guy movin’ to an old song of mine called “Dance Hall Fool.”


Peace (through dance),

  1. Kevin,
    I’ve really enjoyed watching the two videos that you made and the ones that your class has done in the past. I’ve been toying with the idea of claymation and I just needed the inspiration to get started. Thank you for the push and inspiration. Once again, I’ll test out the waters before I make my students do it. I always say -It’s hard to teach something new if you’ve never experienced it yourself. I’ve also been a little behind in podcasting since I have a group of students who’ve been doing a weekly broadcast. I’ll be back in the podcast saddle after thefirst of the year. Keep up all the great workyou are doing. I thoroughly enjoy it!

  2. hi Cheryl
    Thanks for the kind words. I agree with you — I need to do something new myself before I can bring it into the classroom, and that is certainly the case with something as bizarre (and exciting) as animation. I can tell you, though, that the experience has been a lot of fun (I just completed a third installment of Thelonius that I will upload tomorrow) and I can see the planning, precision and other critical thinking that will have to go into such a project.
    But, boy, the kids will be VERY excited when they see some results.

    I look forward to upcoming podcasts on Youth Radio!

    Take care and happy new year


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