Ever have a day when you wished you were bigger than King Kong? In your Shoebox Studio you can be any size you want. It's all a matter of perspective.
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- You will need: a shoebox, a small pair of scissors, several magazines (catalogs and travel magazines work well), 4- x 6-inch index cards, a small photo or drawing of yourself, glue, and a small plastic monster figure.
- Cut an eyehole about 1/2 inch in diameter in one end of the shoebox. This will be your camera viewfinder.
- Cut out a magazine picture backdrop that shows where your scene takes place. Put it at the other end of the shoebox so you can see it through the eyehole.
- Next, cut out any scenery and props you would like (such as buildings, trees, and furniture).
- Cut out a piece of an index card about the size of the photo or drawing of you, leaving an extra inch of the card at the bottom. Glue the photo or drawing to the top of the card. Fold the card so that your photo is at a right angle to the extra inch of the card at the bottom. This should allow "you" to stand up. Repeat this with your scenery and the props.
- Arrange your photo, monster, scenery, props, and you in the shoebox so they're ready for their scene. Look through your eyehole to make sure it's the way you want it.
- Can you make yourself bigger than the monster? How can you do it?
- How else can you use the different sizes of images to create your own special effects?
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