We are excited to let you know that “Scouts Honor: Inside A Marching Brotherhood” will be shown in its entirety on Friday, March 26th at 10:00 CST on Wisconsin Public Television’s DIRECTOR’S CUT. This series spotlights independent films with a Wisconsin connection. In honor of the screening, co-director Mac Smith travelled to the WPTV studios in Madison... Read More


When we first started on this project, perhaps our biggest goal was to capture the sound of the live drum corps experience and translate it into theaters, living rooms, and laptops. This was a massive undertaking when you realize that recording a performance of the Madison Scouts involves capturing each note of a 150-person ensemble as they fly around every corner of a football... Read More

Looking Back at 2016 and the Next Phase for SCOUTS HONOR

2016 was a very big year for our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” The first third of the year was spent producing all the elements for the home video release. Co-Producer John “JT” Torrijos and Assistant Picture Editor Adam Clay, put together over 80 minutes of delete d scenes and additional content for the Bluray and DVD versions... Read More

“Scouts Honor” now available on Google Play, Amazon Video, and iTunes

We are thrilled to announce that our drum corps documentary, “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood,” is now available to purchase and rent at the digital marketplaces for Google Play and Amazon Video!  This greatly expands the ways in which you can view and enjoy the movie, including watching the film right on your phone!  As we previously reported, “Scouts Honor”... Read More

Documentary Filmmaking from a Sound Perspective

Sound is rarely a driving force when it comes to documentary filmmaking, but when two of the key people on the creative team come from the world of post production sound, that often overlooked aspect gets pushed into the foreground. Co-producer and performance music recordist, John “JT” Torrijos, and “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” director/producer... Read More

The Next Big Step For Scouts Honor

The Gigantic Cranium team has been working diligently for the past few months on the next big step for our indie film, “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” Finally, we are super excited to announce that “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” is officially on iTunes! We have had some exciting releases of our movie, with the success of our... Read More

Why is “Clash Of The Corps” Important?

Next week is the premiere of an 8 part docuseries, called “Clash of the Corps” on the Fuse Network. It’s a reality show that follows two legendary drum corps, the Blue Devils from Concord, California, and the Cadets from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an executive producer on this show and his team followed these two rival corps... Read More

FREE Shipping on DVDs and Blurays of SCOUTS HONOR

Through Labor Day weekend, order the award winning, documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” and get FREE shipping on all orders within the USA. We have limited numbers of the film on DVD and Blu-ray, so get a copy while you can. Check out what other people are saying about the film on both Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDb. Thanks for your support! The... Read More


August is a special month for the drum corps activity. The regionals become more frequent, the audiences get bigger, the scores get tighter, the competition becomes more fierce, and everyone gets that much closer to the perfection they’ve been working toward since they started the journey in the first place. It’s crazy how fast DCI Finals week sneaks up on you once... Read More

Drumroll Please….

A few days ago we reached a milestone. The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps just finished a tour of our Northern California neighborhood for the first time in 12 years and Mac and JT have been busy hitting the shows and spreading the word about the movie. To top everything off, we received the first shipment of the physical copies of the DVD/BluRay of “Scouts Honor.” We... Read More