Whats on the inside vs. outside of a character?

Exercise 1: Internal & External Features

Part A: Return to your three favorite films and identify a main character in each.
Part B: Identify three of their external features.
Part C: Identify three of their internal features.
Part D: Identify three internal and external features of someone that you know.
Part E: Return to one of your character ideas from the last lesson. Brainstorm some possible answers to the following questions (feel free to work alone or in a group)
External features:
  • Is your character a human, animal, object?
  • What kind of clothing do they wear?
  • How does your character move?
  • What's the first thing you'd notice when looking at them from a distance?
Internal features:
  • What do they like to do?
  • What do they fear?
  • What emotion do they most often feel?
  • How would they respond if trapped in an elevator?