What People Are Saying About Scouts Honor

After 3 film festival appearances and 10 crowd driven screenings through our theatrical distribution partner, Gathr Films, we’ve received a number of nice comments from audience members. Many of these comments were posted on social media and we thought we should share some of them with you.   (Above comment posted to a message board on “Drum Corps Planet.”) (Above comment posted on Tumblr) There are also a few reviews of... Read More

Amplifying our Message

Our movie is complete and it’s starting to get noticed by fans of the marching arts around the USA. We’re coming up on the four year anniversary of when we conceived the initial idea for the film. It seems like such a long time ago because we’ve been through so much from the idea stage, to the test shoot phase, raising our initial funds, shooting, editing, wrangling the music licenses, more editing, to a finished film. In a lot of... Read More

BATTLE OF THE DECADES!

Which decade of the Madison Scouts is the best? Both alumni and fans of the corps have very strong opinions. That’s because they are very passionate about the activity and there’s nothing wrong with that. We’ve decided to pin the different decades of the corps (alumni & fans) against each other to see which one can get a popular Madison Scouts song that appears in our movie funded the fastest. The race started on August 13th... Read More

Time Loses All Meaning – Deleted Scene

Many of our fans have been anticipating the release of our film. Earlier this month we posed a challenge to our fan base. We told them if they would help us get our total number of followers on our?Facebook fan page?to 4,000 that we would post a deleted scene from our drum corps movie. Our fans really rallied because it only took a few days for our total number of fans to jump from 3,500 to 4,000 on Facebook! Our film has been crowdsourced from the... Read More

Growing Our Audience

It’s one thing to make a movie, but if not many people know it exists then what’s the point? Our target audience for the documentary are members, alumni, and fans of both drum and bugle corps and marching band. Ultimately it’s a movie that is structured to work for a wide audience so anyone can watch it and get ?something from it, but we need to primarily get people involved with the marching arts on board first. ?We talk to quite... Read More

Live Filmmaker Q&A with Chuck Henson

Madison Scouts’ alumnus, Chuck Henson will be moderating a LIVE Q&A session with the “Scouts Honor” filmmakers at Noon (CST) on Sunday, December 15th for a “Hangout On Air” on Google+ & YouTube. If you have never heard of a “Hangout On Air,” it is essentially like a live video broadcast that will include the two directors of the documentary Mac Smith and Tom Tollefsen, as well as co-producer John “JT”... Read More

Will you excite one person?

One of the questions that we are often asked from our supporters is: “What else can I do to help?”? Well, one of the simplest ways does not cost a penny and takes just a few seconds.? Of course, we are talking about building our support network by letting your friends, colleagues, fellow music and film lovers, and families know about “Scouts Honor.” Since the inception of this project, we have been overwhelmed by the support... Read More

Assembling the Rough Cut

Screengrab from a scene involving Hunter & Madison Scouts' visual staff member, Nick Monzi in Mac's Final Cut Pro X project.   We must have hundreds of hours worth of HD video and audio for “Scouts Honor”. ?Our crew shot on and off for just over a year (from July 2011 through August 2012). ?Months were spent combing through the material and now we are assembling it into a story. ?There are many hours of great material,... Read More

An Unexpected Response

  Yesterday we uploaded a video to Facebook, and received an unexpected response. While we have been posting all of our newest video clips to YouTube, we thought that posting an older teaser video to our Facebook fan page might be a good idea.? The “Scouts Honor First Show Teaser” video we posted on Sunday was a teaser that we created and released in June of 2012, but had never uploaded to Facebook.? It’s the video featuring... Read More

Alumni Challenge

1974 Madison Scouts, at the DCI World Championship in Ithaca, NY Yesterday a Scouts alum from the 70’s started a campaign to raise money for our film. ?He posted this campaign on the Madison Scouts Alumni group page on Facebook, and has not only asked our Scout brothers to lend a hand, but he’s issued a challenge to see which decade of alums will contribute the most.? Since this organization has been operating continuously for 74 years... Read More