This Duty to God Scouting Video was a fun piece to produce and create. The whole impetus was to emphasize the underpinning principle that guides the scouting program – namely, it’s reliance and recognition of our Duty to God. Baden Powell didn’t start a camping club, he set out to start a character school for young men.
The creative approach was partly inspired by the super bowl commercial, So God Made a Farmer. I wanted to do something in a similar vein with still photographs. So, we assembled an amazing team of photographers and sent them all over the place to capture the best they could within our time and budget crunch.
Ben Cummins helped me cast some great talent for the voices. All the quotes are directly from the source, but all the voices are of course professional actors. That took some time to find the right fit, but I’m very pleased with their performance. Directing talented Actors is one of the joys of my job, because it’s no work at all!
I actually ended up cutting this in Final Cut Pro X which was a perfect fit for this type of project. All color processing was done in Photoshop. The parallax effects were done in After Effects and Motion 5.
- Producer/Director/Editor: Christopher S. Clark
- Photographers: Cody Bell, Leslie Nilsson, Craig Diamond
- Voice Casting: Ben Cummins
- Music: Rob Elliot