“Paper Plane” – Stop-Motion Animation with Paper

One thing I really love about teaching is that I am also constantly learning new things. Luckily, I don’t have to abide by a state-mandated curriculum, which leaves lesson planning quite open and free. The good part is the freedom. The hard part is that I tend to put a lot more hours into my work than I get paid to do. Either way, I really enjoy my job.

I just started introducing my students to stop-motion animation. I begin by showing them short videos and clips so they get a general idea of what to make or do. This video happens to be a favorite among students and my own personal favorite. The details of the illustration and cut-outs are incredible – and the song (by Massimo Giangrande) is catchy, too!