Point the camera at the screen. What sort of patterns can you make?
Try playing with the lighting and film at different angles.
When you connect a video camera to a screen, the screen shows what the camera sees. If the camera looks at the screen, it sees the screen displaying a smaller screen, displaying a smaller screen, displaying an even smaller screen, displaying an even smaller screen, displaying an even smaller screen and so on. The pattern never ends and is known as a fractal.
The word fractal is derived from the Latin fractus meaning broken, or fractured. A fractal can be described as a geometric shape which is made up of parts, each of which is a smaller copy of the whole shape. This property is known as self-similarity.
Fractals can be found in nature wherever self-similarity occurs, e.g. fern fronds. Even some vegetables, like cauliflower, have this property. These are called approximate fractals because although the branches or fronds are a similar shape as the whole, they are not identical. Other examples of approximate fractals include clouds, coastlines, mountain ranges and snow flakes