Merit badge requirements
- 1. Explain and demonstrate the proper elements of a good motion picture.
- a. Visual storytelling
- b. Rhythm
- c. The 180-degree axis rule
- d. Camera movement
- e. Framing and composition of camera shots
- f. Lens selection
- 2. Do the following:
- a. Tell the story you plan to film in a three- or four-paragraph treatment. How does it read on paper?
- b. Prepare a storyboard for your motion picture (This can be done with rough sketches and stick figures.)
- c. Demonstrate six of the following motion picture shooting techniques.
- 1. Using a tripod
- 2. Panning a camera
- 3. Framing a shot
- 4. Selecting an angle
- 5. Selecting proper lighting
- 6. Hand-held shooting
- d. Do ONE of the following, using motion picture techniques in planning a program for your troop or school. Start with a treatment , and complete the requirement by presenting the program to the troop, patrol, or class.
- 1. Film or videotape a court of honor and show it to an audience.
- 2. Create a minifeature of your own design using the techniques you learn.
- 3. Film or videotape a vignette that could be used to train a new Scout in a Scouting Skill.
- 3. Do ONE of the following:
- a. Visit a film set or a television production studio and watch how production work is done.
- b. Explain to your counselor the elements of the zoom lens and three important parts.
- 4. Explain the following jobs related to film or video production: director, producer, cinematographer, key grip, gaffer, best boy, assistant camera operator.
Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)