I swore never to mix fandom and school, but it was this or spend a week of my life animating a faceless stick figure. It's nothing fancy, but it is my first. I just hope I haven't messed up somewhere along the way. xD;;;
They do, and I was originally going to make it change shape. But I spent six days of my spring break working on this one project (there were test animations leading up to this one), and I still had a four page report to do. Then it hit me - I've probably failed this class, but if I don't do the report for my other class, I'll fail two classes. >.<
But a fluffier answer is that it's not really the shadow so much as the ground. The purple oval under Reeve is way too big to be his shadow, so think of them as islands floating in space!