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My 8th grade students learn various film techniques so they can have a deeper understanding of how to shoot better film. Without this education, they would shoot film with little thought and the quality would be sacrificed. This unit allows them to be creative by shooting the various techniques in a limited environment (school) I can only imagine if their playground for filming was outside in a large city. Once they finish filming techniques in their groups, they must edit the film in a movie editing program. They have to thoughtfully choose music to add to the effects of the film. For example, if the film is showing a student being angry, they must choose a song that complements the scene. Students are encouraged to be creative with their filming and editing. This unit occurs prior to a large video production on Teen Tips. This unit would be essential prior to any film unit if there are expectations of quality.

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