Video Of The Week — How Geometry Shapes Your Understanding Of Movies

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What do circles, squares, and triangles have to do with making movies? According to a new video from Now You See It, a YouTube channel that explores film concepts, it is one of the several ways used by directors and cinematographers to influence the audience about a character or a situation.

Confused? Think about this. The sight of Jungle Book’s nicely rounded Baloo the Bear signals a friendly nature. However, when we see the angular face of Darth Vader in Star Wars, our brain immediately perceives him as evil! And that is not all. The video also points out how other subtle effects, like framing, also help elicit equally strong emotional reactions from the viewers. So, the next time you watch a movie, see if you can find the hidden geometrical shapes in your favorite characters or scenes.

Resources: Youtube, The Verge, Gizomodo.com.au

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  • animallovinggal
    animallovinggalFriday, March 19, 2021 at 10:52 am
    Huh, cool!
    • kkdelaya
      kkdelayaSunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:54 pm
      Wow! That is so cool and so crazy.😀
      • animereina2021
        animereina2021Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:14 pm
        Wow! I never knew that geometry had to do with the way characters appear!
        • gold3nglare
          gold3nglareWednesday, January 6, 2021 at 6:28 am
          Well, you need shapes to draw soooo, I'm not shocked.
        • ZachFriday, September 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm
          i never new that
          • danieljgri
            danieljgriSunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm
            cool
            • DrienneThursday, August 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm
              It’s funny Funnnyyyyyyy,!
              • wuke skywakerMonday, April 30, 2018 at 10:31 am
                i wove star wars and dis video
                • #Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:29 am
                  i love movies
                  • #Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:28 am
                    cool
                    • emmastar
                      emmastarMonday, December 11, 2017 at 10:48 am
                      COOOL AWESOOME!!!!!