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This was my favorite unit of the year. We got to watch some very interesting short films and then write an original screenplay. My group and I wrote about the food in the pantry that nobody wants to eat. It's a very funny and clever film, and in it we expertly use theatrical techniques from the Screenwriter's Toolbox such as lighting, montage, and various camera angles.
Since this unit started I have begun to view movies and TV shows with a more critical eye, analyzing the writing and editing for film techniques and plot development. I feel like a movie critic now and I really enjoyed this project.