To tackle these issues : To provide resources and examples of specific achievements ; To offer tools that are open and adaptable to all ages ; To train, to think, to start - or to put in to action and experiment in a school, or extra curricular context.
Weather and climate are an essential question of cinema: far from being a simple element of a cinematic shot, they are very a much part of the writing of the story we see, and the landscape we behold. It’s a core part of cinema itself, with the colours, light and atmosphere that each weather event proposes.
What is the balance between reality and fiction in the cinema? How do filmmakers shape reality within fiction? What is the place of the world in stories? This question of the intrusion of reality within fiction, or of shifting between reality and fiction, is demonstrated differently depending on films.
Enigmas, ellipses, secrets, mysteries and revelations: how - and why - are shown and hidden central concepts in cinema? This question speaks to all the stages of filmmaking: the creation of the scenario - with its jumps through time; in the choice of setting; when the film is shot and then edited; it also concerns the actors craft – to show or hide the characters’ emotions, to hold or show their interior life.
Musicals’ sparkling environment, sudden irruption of colours in a cold and stylized world, patient irritation all through the film, studio or natural sets, how does colour in cinema become an essential element of narration and aesthetic ?