*Read the article then answer the questions below. **“How math makes movies like* Doctor Strange *so otherworldly”*

- Based on Alexis Wajsbrot’s job, what role does a visual-effects artist play in the making of a movie?
- Based on this story, what’s a main tool that a special-effects artist might use today?
- What is a fractal? Name examples of fractals in nature — things that look about the same up close and from far away.
- What is the Mandelbrot Set and who was it named for?
- Describe how the famous fractal known as “von Koch’s snowflake” is formed.
- How does the concept of
*dimension*help artists create more realistic landscapes using computer programs? - What two mathematical steps are repeated, over and over, in a Mandelbrot Set?
- What is a Mandelbulb?
- Give an example of how a Mandelbulb was used in a movie.
- What qualities should a good visual effects artist have?