Visual storytelling promotes the Scouting mission. Sharing our compelling stories helps attract the next generation of Scouts and Scouters and makes more people aware of the impact Scouting has on our society.
So how do we tell effective stories? Impactful photos and videos engage viewers and are memorable. In this course, we will explore effective composition and the importance of capturing peak action and expression. We cover methods for gathering quality audio and effective interview techniques. We teach about multiple tools, starting with our smartphones, then moving to digital cameras and digital voice recorders. We discuss the content of photographs and video and what makes them effective stories.
But what good is a compelling story without sharing it? Learning how to use social media to share our stories with our network of friends and relatives is the most important aspect of this course. Today, we can reach hundreds or maybe thousands of people through social media with stories about some of the most meaningful experiences in our lives, which include Scouting. This is a hands-on course. You’ll capture and share stories from day one and will hopefully share regularly when you return home.
The staff includes experienced photojournalists and other photographic professionals.
Come join us at Philmont Training Center and help tell the stories of Scouting!