REQUIREMENTS were REVISED as of January 1, 2002.
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  1. Explain and demonstrate the proper elements of a good motion picture.
    1. Visual storytelling
    2. Rhythm
    3. The 180-degree axis rule
    4. Camera movement
    5. Framing and composition of camera shots
    6. Lens selection
  2. Do the following:
    1. Tell the story you plan to film in a three- or four-paragraph treatment. How does it read on paper?
    2. Prepare a storyboard for your motion picture (This can be done with rough sketches and stick figures and rough sketches.)
    3. Demonstrate six of the following motion picture shooting techniques.
      1. Using a tripod/monopod
      2. Panning a the camera/following the action
      3. Framing a shot
      4. Selecting an angle
        Lighting the subject
      5. Selecting proper lighting
        5. Ensuring quality of light
      6. Hand-held shooting
        7. Recording good sound
        8. Editing
    4. Do ONE of the following, using motion picture techniques in planning a program for your troop or a school. Start with a treatment storyboard, and complete the requirement by presenting it the program to the your troop, patrol, or class.
      1. Film or videotape a court of honor and show it to an audience 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 learn.
      3. Film or videotape a vignette that could be used to train teach a new Scout in a Scouting Skill.
  3. Do ONE of the following:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  4. Explain the following jobs related to film or video production: director, producer, audio engineer, video engineer, crew support cinematographer, key grip, gaffer, best boy, assistant camera operator.

BSA Advancement ID#: 126
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1990
Requirements last updated in 2002

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