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BA1a BAO 2

Clip 10- BAO 2

What principles were used?

  • Squash and stretch

  • Staging

  • Exaggeration

  • Appeal

  • Secondary Action

To start off the clip, the staging effectively makes the dumpling character seem very small by using the mother's legs to seem much smaller. The camera is zoomed in so that we can clearly see his happy expression. We are also focused on the dumpling since the next action, has to do with him so when the camera zooms out, we will still look at the dumpling.

Then we see squash and stretch when the dumpling falls onto the ground. Not only that, the dumpling is extremely squishy, so his face is completely flattened.


Again, due to the good staging, there is a bit of a pause before the mum goes to pick him up so that we have time to shift our focus over to the new main character of the scene.

When the mum starts jumping around, we see three different principle: Appeal, Exaggeration and Secondary Action. The secondary action is seen when she holds the dumpling close away from her body, wide eyes and upturned eyebrows. The wide eyes and jumping are an example of exaggeration since the reaction to the dumpling being squished is very extreme, to emphasize how worried she is. These two principles combined create appeal since the character now looks like an overprotective move who cares about the dumpling. This also helps with introducing us to the next scene which has a warm atmosphere as she takes care of the dumpling.


In conclusion, this clip is able to use principle to create a dynamic scene of a caring mum and adorable dumpling warming our hearts. Especially since without these principles, the mum would seem uncaring due to not worrying about the dumpling and acting cols.



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