same picture you are.
A cameraman has to have a certain amount of
aggressiveness in order to accomplish the mission. This does not mean that you
have to be obnoxious.
c. You may be filming a sequence that calls for the subject to do a task
that he does not feel like doing at that time. In order to control the action
according to your shooting outline, you are going to have to convince that
person that the task must be done.
Again you must be aggressive but not
Learning Event 2:
Before a team of cameramen can go out and film an FTX, or the real thing,
they must have a plan for shooting. Human nature being what it is, every team
member wants to get that great shot.
Team coverage does not work this way.
The very title "team coverage" gives you an idea of what is required.
set up a scenario for team coverage.
a. The mission calls for four cameramen to cover a brigade in the attack
during an FTX.
The attack will include artillery, tanks, and mechanized
b. Your team leader assigns one person to initially cover the artillery,
one the tanks, and two the infantry. After the battle starts, each person will
have another subject to cover.
(1) The person covering the artillery will want to get shots of the
movement, sitting, laying of the guns, preparing ammunition, and the fire
direction center, as well as the actual firing of the guns.
After this is
covered, and there are no new artillery subjects to cover, this cameraman can
be sent to cover other rear area action. This could be medical, mess, supply,
repair, maintenance, or other Combat Support (CS) and Combat Service Support
(2) The person covering the tank action would obtain the same type of
scenes of the tanks as the artillery cameraman.
This includes but is not
limited to; uploading equipment, assembly, moving out, convoy, moving into
positions, actual firing, and maneuver.
As time and the situation permits,
this cameraman can then cover resupply, medical, maintenance, and various other
(3) The cameramen with the infantry will cover the same types of scenes
as above, plus tactical operations center (TOC) activities. After the initial
coverage is complete, rear area coverage may be covered.
c. At this point the team members can be moved to any location that
The main thing to remember is that the team should not
duplicate its coverage unless it is required for specific coverage.