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The director of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton, decided to make the film in black and white because it:

'...draws out textures more. It makes it feel a bit more emotional, and it makes you feel like you’re there. It does a strange thing that’s hard to put into words, but it definitely affects the way you watch it.'

-Tim Burton at Comic-Con 2012

This activity gives you the chance to be a film designer by using dark and light, texture and tone to explore character creation, Tim Burton style. Can you change the ‘emotion’ of the shot by experimenting with the tones? Print your creations and display them in the classroom.

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