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),

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  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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