Describe the various techniques of filming subjects for Army documentation
Given information and diagrams describing various techniques.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding
to 80 percent of the multiple-choice test covering filming techniques.
FM 11-82 and FM 11-40
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE DOCUMENTATION PHOTOGRAPHY
Army documentation still photography has been in existence since the
camera was first invented.
All military actions and functions have been
documented over the years since the motion picture camera was invented.
Documentation of the Army is a continuing function of Visual Information (VI)
units in times of peace and war.
Motion picture and television are becoming
interoperable and the term motion media represents both types of equipment and
techniques. Of course, in the Civil War, only still photo cameras were used.
a. Peacetime documentation includes documentation of training, medical
research and development, public affairs, and historical subjects. It is used
to tell the Army story and to record its missions.
b. Combat documentation (COMDOC) consists of the above and also includes
unit missions. Visual Information (VI) COMDOC activities support command and
Army missions, and US national objectives.
c. VI Combat documentation support teams will be engaged in motion media
operations on day one of any battle. In some cases the documentation may start
24 hours before hostilities begin.