This movie guide is meant to help students explore how cinematographers and directors create shapes inside the frame to add visual storytelling to their films.
To use this worksheet, first show the YouTube video Movie Geometry - Shaping the Way You Think published by Now You See It in 2016. After reflection and discussion, show any animated film with which students can explore their newfound understanding of the use of shapes in animation. I have given students options from current Netflix listings and had them vote on what movie to watch. In the past I have used The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Emperor's New Groove.
You could easily make this a holiday activity by showing a seasonal or holiday movie.
This is a fun movie activity for middle or high school students.