REQUIREMENTS were REVISED as of January 1, 2002.
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- Explain and demonstrate the proper elements of a good motion picture.
- Visual storytelling
- The 180-degree axis rule
- Camera movement
- Framing and composition of camera shots
- Lens selection
- Do the following:
- Tell the story you plan to film in a three- or four-paragraph treatment. How does it read on paper?
- Prepare a storyboard for your motion picture (This can be
done with rough sketches and stick figures
and rough sketches.)
- Demonstrate six of the following motion picture shooting techniques.
- Using a tripod
- Panning a
thecamera /following the action
- Framing a shot
- Selecting an angle
Lighting the subject
- Selecting proper lighting
5. Ensuring quality of light
- Hand-held shooting
7. Recording good sound
- Using a tripod
- Do ONE of the following, using motion picture
techniques in planning a program for your troop or
aschool. Start with a treatment storyboard, and complete the requirement by presenting itthe program to the yourtroop, patrol, or class.
- Film or videotape a court of honor and show it to
edit it to show a 10- to 15-minute highlight of the activity.
- Create a minifeature of your own design using the techniques
- Film or videotape a vignette that could be used to
teacha new Scout in a Scouting Skill.
- Film or videotape a court of honor and show it to an audience
- Do ONE of the following:
- Visit a film set or a television production studio
and watch how production work is done
at a television station, production studio, cable television station, or related operation.
- Explain to your counselor the elements of the zoom lens
and three important parts
basic parts of a motion picture camera or video camera and how it operates.
- Visit a film set or a television production studio and watch how production work is done
- Explain the following jobs related to film or video
production: director, producer,
audio engineer, video engineer, crew supportcinematographer, key grip, gaffer, best boy, assistant camera operator.
BSA Advancement ID#: 126
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1990
Requirements last updated in 2002