Two different ideas came across my various news feeds today. The first was this great video essay that analyzes some of the ways in which color informs storytelling in film:
Then I was looking at these... 129 "most beautiful shots in film history" and thinking about the use of color. Initially I was thinking that this would b e a great opportunity to discuss not just the use of color, but how much can be communicated in a single frame of film with my IB Film class. Upon further reflection, this could be a great way to engage students in a traditional art class to think more about composition as well.
In this way, these film stills could be an excellent segue for analysis between a more familiar and comfortable medium to something that might be more unusual and foreign to students.