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Indiana Farm Bureau "Point of View" Contest By Elise L. Arvidson

Copyright c 2011

Elise L. Arvidson 23704 River Manor Blvd. Elkhart, IN 46516 journelise@gmail.com


1 VIDEO A young woman in her early twenties is sitting on a park bench, watching joggers and walkers pass by. It is morning, and birds can be heard in the background. The edge of the park stops at the street, on which sparse cars are traveling. The young woman is wearing a trendy hat, a scarf, boots, and has a camera. She begins to take pictures of different people. The young woman raises her camera and takes a picture. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame of an older man in his 60s jogging by. He is rugged looking and very fit. The young woman looks around for a moment, and raises her camera to take another picture. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame of a woman dressed in a fur coat, high heels, over-sized purse, walking a chihuahua at the end of a leash. She looks serious. The young woman looks around, and raises her camera to take a picture. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame of a woman dragging a child along by his hand. They are near a sign that says "Bus Stop." The child does not want to go and is pulling in the opposite direction.

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2 VIDEO The young woman looks around, and raises her camera again. In the background, a group of 8 construction workers are walking to work, coffees in hand. Each is either carrying or wearing a yellow hard hat. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame a young man dressed in a suit, leaning in to kiss a young wife on top of the door step. The young woman stops, looks at her camera and picks up her bag. She walks to the bus stop. The young woman has the camera strap around her head and one shoulder. She is taking pictures one-handed of both subjects inside and outside the bus. POV: Bus window. Some construction workers are crossing the street. One of the workers suddenly bends down quickly and picks up a wallet. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame the worker handing the wallet to a young man in suit. In the background, the jogger runs by.

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3 VIDEO POV:Young woman sees the child and mother get off at the next stop. The child is crying. On the street, the lady with the fur coat is holding a breakfast croissant while walking her dog. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame of the well-dressed woman handing her breakfast croissant to a homeless man. He is wearing many layers of dirty clothing, and his hair is long and unkempt. In the background, the jogger runs by. POV: Bus window. Mother and child are walking onto the school grounds. The child is still crying, but walking along silently. The mother sees another woman, and both hug, while the other woman’s daughter approaches the young boy. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame of the little girl holding the hand of the little boy. She is smiling at him. In the background, the jogger runs by. The young woman moves to the front of the bus, and gets off at a stop. She goes into a house on the street. The jogger runs by. The young woman raises her camera. SFX Camera snap Freeze frame of the old jogger, whose t-shirt says "Cancer survivor."

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The young woman smiles and waves. Camera follows her as she walks through her kitchen, sets down her things, and takes her camera to a door marked "Dark Room--Knock first!" Sequence of shots: the young woman is developing her pictures and hanging them to dry. The young woman has a poster board and is arranging the photographs on the board. She is using glue and markers to mark up the photos. The young woman is looking at the photographs and rearranges them again, nodding to herself.

ANNOUNCER What do you see?

ANNOUNCER Your point of view could win a $5000 scholarship, and help you tell your story.

The young woman nods again. Shot of poster with pictures titled "There is good in the world yet." Lots of people are in seats, as a judge holds up the poster. Audience claps as the young woman comes forward and shakes the hand of the judge. She is very dressed up.

Fade out on ceremony.

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Indiana Farm Bureau Point of View Contest