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Activity 2: Shape

monsters inc image
Part A: Study the above image for a few minutes.
  • Can you locate the main shapes in this image?
  • How does shape influence where you look and what meaning and emotion is conveyed?
Part B: Find a frame from one of your three favorite films. Notice how shapes are used.
  • What are the unique characteristics that help establish the mood and story?
  • On a piece of paper, draw the composition using the simple shapes. Feel free to overlay each frame and trace on top of it with a highlighter.
Part C: For your own story, identify the main shape for your main character(s).
  • What does the shape of the character imply?
  • Does their shape change over time?
  • Put this character in a scene from your story and try sketching out the composition using simple shapes.

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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user Sravya Chittuluri
    Boo's head is more of a circle, which means friendly, but her pigtails and arms give her a pointy feel. This pretty much shows that even though the 2 monsters are afraid of her, she isn't meant to be feared.
    (2 votes)
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  • starky ultimate style avatar for user The Teenage Artist
    Mike has a circle shape which makes u think that he is the underdog with a clever mind.,
    And Sullivann has a recangle shape which is more stable tells us that he isnt as afraid as mike nd u can always rely on.But if u look more carefully ,the shadow of Boo is much bigger than Sully nd mike.Nd the BLACK COLOUR given to her shadow tells us that she is going to hurt them.I dont know whether u guys noticed this thing, but the shadow is appeared between sully and mike nd it gives u an idea that she is vulnerable and is targeting both sully nd Mike.....
    lemme know what u think bout that.
    (7 votes)
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  • orange juice squid orange style avatar for user Tyler P.
    So i draw triangles and rectangles? I AM CONFUSED
    (4 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user analyse.lebrun
    mike is a circle and the big blue monster is a rectangle and the little kid is a shadow.
    (3 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Company-Ray Madoxx
    Mike is a circle
    sully is a square and a rectangle
    Boo is a circle and a rectangle
    (3 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user hbazzel8503
    Apple eat bagle
    (3 votes)
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  • starky tree style avatar for user squirrelypeppermints
    Sully:Furry,holding a shield,Has a strainer on his head
    Mike:Smooth,round,has oven gloves and house units on him
    They are scared of little Boo and they're not scary!
    Boo's shadow: Her pig tails are pointing up and look like horns,she is waving her arms in the air.
    The two windows behind them make her look bigger and scary to them
    (2 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user raihana.cahya
    Part A: (A) Mike has a circle, Sullivan is a rectangle, Boo is a circle and square. (B) Mike looks more cute, when Sullivan looks more intimating

    Part B: (A) From "Rise of The Guardians" Jack had a very playful yet irresponsible character witch helped the mood of the movie. (B) Jack was more like a rectangle to me
    (2 votes)
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  • piceratops ultimate style avatar for user Sonic The Hedgehog
    Part A
    Mike, Sully, Girl
    The unique characteristics are
    Going back in time to save everyone
    Snapping a finger and thousands of people disappeared
    And the mood varies on how the ending has gone
    (2 votes)
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  • starky tree style avatar for user Rayne
    1.) I want to say circle because the "shield" that Sully has, Boo's shadow head, and Mike's body is a circle.
    They look scared.
    2.) Sully and Mike have very scared faces and boo's shadow is bigger than them, so it represents that they are scared of her.
    (2 votes)
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