"Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes." ~Robert Altman

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 create an Animoto presentation. Animoto is a wonderful way for students to create a multi-media presentation. 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. If you use Pear Deck, you will appreciate the 4 days of film broken down into manageable sections for students to learn. One day is spent learning the techniques and the next day is spend filming. This is done of 8 days so students have plenty of time to learn and film.

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