Visual Documentation teaches practical concepts and skills needed by visual information specialist to capture still imagery and motion video in uncontrolled environments such as expeditionary, humanitarian and other operations. Students learn and apply hands-on techniques for documentation and communication of Department of Defenses (DOD) themes and messages. Instruction includes training on documenting legal and battle damage; capturing investigative, medical and intelligence imagery; using a camera with night vision equipment; and different methods of transmitting imagery in an operational environment. Students also learn the role of photographers and videographers deployed in various operational environments, as well as during an Operations Order (OPORD) briefing and in preparing an After-Action Report (AAR). Students will develop and apply their skills by completing several scenario-based individual and group exercises. Each scenario will be designed to challenge students' decision-making and problem-solving skills. Students will be expected to complete post-production tasks and transmit imagery within time constraints. Students will apply their learning to a multi-day field training exercise involving multiple scenarios. In the course capstone, each student will use their imagery from this exercise and prepare and present a mission debrief, and compile a portfolio and demonstration reel of their coursework. Each student will receive feedback and critique on their presentation.
Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Students must have a reservation, be attending, or graduated from course:
*DINFOS-MCF (Mass Communication Foundations).
E1 through E-5
Soldiers must meet prerequisites outlined in 611-21
E-5 with less than 12 months TIG
Must be a high school graduate or have high school equivalency
Minimum of 2 years of high school English
Minimum GT score of 107
Minimum physical profile of 211121
Meet height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9
Pass APFT prior to graduation.
Must be GS-05 and above
If below GS-05, the requester must be a high school graduate or have a certificate of equivalency.
U.S. Air Force
E1 through E-6
Minimum score of 72 on general area of ASVAB- AFAQE score of 43
Must have distant visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision
Must be eligible for SECRET security clearance
Must have a current driver's license
Must pass English Diagnostics Test
Must pass voice audition
E-1 through E-5
ASVAB: VE + AR = 115 (VE must be 56 or higher)
Normal color vision
Must be a United States Citizen
Remaining enlistment of 5 years
Must be eligible to obtain a SECRET security clearance
Prerequisites cannot be waived.
U.S. Marine Corps
Minimum GT score of 110 (waiverable to 107)
Minimum VE score of 45
Must have normal color vision
Must be eligible for a SECRET security clearance
U.S. Coast Guard
E-3 through E-6
Auxiliary PAO with service chief approval
ASVAB requirement of minimum VE+AR=109 and minimum VE score of 54
Type minimum of 20 wpm
International students are not eligible to enroll.
Must be GS-05 and above.