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|subject= Cinematography
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|quote=Cinematography includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and postproduction processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.
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:1. Explain and demonstrate the proper elements of a good motion picture.
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::a. Visual storytelling
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::e. Framing and composition of camera shots
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#[[Eagle Scout]] Stephen Spielberg helped develop Cinematography.
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::f. Lens selection
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::a. Tell the story you plan to film in a three- or four-paragraph treatment. How does it read on paper?
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::b. Prepare a storyboard for your motion picture (This can be done with rough sketches and stick figures.)
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::c. Demonstrate six of the following motion picture shooting techniques.
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::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.
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:::1. Film or videotape a court of honor and show it to an audience.
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:::2. Create a minifeature of your own design using the techniques you learn.
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:::3. Film or videotape a vignette that could be used to train a new Scout in a Scouting Skill.
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:3. Do ONE of the following:
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::a. Visit a film set or a television production studio and watch how production work is done.
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::b. Explain to your counselor the elements of the zoom lens and three important parts.
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:4. Explain the following jobs related to film or video production: director, producer, cinematographer, key grip, gaffer, best boy, assistant camera operator.
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'''1''':[http://www.solutioneers.net/cinema/axis.htm 180 Degree Axis Rule and Coverage]
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: [http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Film_Video_Glossary/index.htm Kodak's Glossary of Film / Video Terms]
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: [http://www.elementsofcinema.com/cinematography/type-of-lenses.html Types of Lenses]
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'''2'''. [http://schools.dcsd.k12.nv.us/pwl/class/KERB/documents/L4_U2_activity2_15_SE.pdf Working with Cinematic Techniques] An activity from College Board
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: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/2794_movie-script.htm How to Write a Movie Script]
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: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1999_videos.htm How To Make & Edit Videos]
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: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/761_video-editing.htm Editing2]
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: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/217_indie-film-making-video.htm Making a Film]
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'''2b'''. [http://accad.osu.edu/womenandtech/Storyboard%20Resource/ How to Prepare a Storyboard]
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'''3b'''. [http://www.schneiderkreuznach.com/knowhow/zoom_e.htm How a Zoom Lens Works]- Text and graphic explanation
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:[http://www.adaptall-2.org/articles/InsideZoomLens/InsideZoomLens.html What's Inside a Zoom Lens]
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: [http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2003-11/1069817936.Cs.r.html How Does a Zoom Lens Work?]
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'''4'''. [http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs038.htm Motion Picture and Film Industries] Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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*[http://www.cinematography.net/ Cinematography Mailing List] - includes discussion archives on many techniques
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*[http://www.theasc.com/ American Society of Cinematographers]
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*[http://www.imdb.com/ The Internet Movie Database]
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*[http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Filmmaking Filmmaking]
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[http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2003-11/1069817936.Cs.r.html How Does a Zoom Lens Work?]
 
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Revision as of 15:48, October 28, 2012

Resources include the Moviemaking merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Moviemaking requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #3a.

Cinematography merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1990
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 126
Requirements revision: 2009
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008

Contents

Cinematography includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and postproduction processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.


Moviemaking merit badge requirements

  1. Discuss and demonstrate the proper elements of a good motion picture. In your discussion, include visual storytelling, rhythm, the 180-axis rule, camera movement, framing and composition of camera shots, and lens selection.
  2. Do the following:
    a. In a three- or four-paragraph treatment, tell the story you plan to produce, making sure that the treatment conveys a visual picture.
    b. Prepare a storyboard for your motion picture (This can be done with rough sketches and stick figures.)
    c. Demonstrate 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. Using motion picture techniques, plan ONE of the following programs. Start with a treatment, and complete the requirement by presenting this program to a pack or your troop, patrol, or class.
    1. Film or videotape a court of honor and show it to an audience.
    2. Create a short feature of your own design using the techniques you learned.
    3. Shoot a vignette that could be used to train a new Scout in a Scouting skill.
  3. Do ONE of the following:
    1. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a film set or a television production studio and watch how production work is done.
    2. Explain to your counselor the elements of the zoom lens and three important parts.
  4. Find out about three career opportunities in moviemaking. Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this career with your counselor. Explain why this profession might interest you.



The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Moviemaking is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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  1. Eagle Scout Stephen Spielberg helped develop Cinematography.
  2. Moviemaking is a rare merit badge!


Requirement resources

1:180 Degree Axis Rule and Coverage

Kodak's Glossary of Film / Video Terms
Types of Lenses

2. Working with Cinematic Techniques An activity from College Board

How to Write a Movie Script
How To Make & Edit Videos
Editing2
Making a Film

2b. How to Prepare a Storyboard

2d. Court of Honor

3b. How a Zoom Lens Works- Text and graphic explanation

What's Inside a Zoom Lens
How Does a Zoom Lens Work?

4. Motion Picture and Film Industries Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Related awards

Art-related awards


See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


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