Cinematography

  1. Explain and demonstrate the proper elements of a good motion picture.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Tell the story. How does it read on paper?
    2. Prepare a storyboard for your motion picture (this can be with stick figures and rough sketches.)
    3. Demonstrate six of the following motion picture shooting techniques.
      1. Using a tripod/monopod
      2. Panning the camera/following the action
      3. Framing
      4. Lighting the subject
      5. Ensuring quality of light
      6. Hand-held shooting
      7. Recording good sound
      8. Editing
    4. Do ONE of the following, using techniques in planning a program for your troop or a school. Start with a storyboard, and complete the requirement by presenting it to your troop, patrol, or class.
      1. Film or videotape a court of honor and edit it to show a 10- to 15-minute highlight of the activity.
      2. Create a minifeature of your own design using the techniques you have learned.
      3. Film or videotape a vignette that could be used to teach a new Scout a Scouting Skill.
  3. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Visit and watch how production work is done at a television station, production studio, cable television station, or related operation.
    2. Explain to your counselor the basic parts of a motion picture camera or video camera and how it operates.
  4. Explain the jobs related to film or video production: director, producer, audio engineer, video engineer, crew support.
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