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Page 2 February 14th, 2013 Valley News & Views Five students from Drayton are being recruited to add photos to this sample script and produce a 3-5 minute film about the heritage of Drayton. A seed grant from ND Humanities Council to Dakota Heritage Institute, a non-profit, will begin later this month through Memorial Day to train youth to capture and preserve short documentary-type films in their community. Participating students are mentored to produce short films about veterans and pioneers in a contest for local screenings at the end of May. In late summer, a statewide showing will be held to showcase the best films from eight regional competitions. Training is done in one initial workshop and thereafter mainly online. Films are produced on an iPad, iPod or iPhone with available"apps" to do editing. Tuition is free for selected students from sponsorships by local organizations. In some cases, student "directors are eligible for a modest paid "internship." A sample script, subject to editing in post-production, is proposed below. Students start out by planning a "treatment" for this storyline, adding photos and sounds to this promotional script. Once selected as a sponsored film crew, they will create their own films by interviewing a grandparent, veteran or personality and assembling images and audio to cap the film they develop. Take a few moments to watch an example of a 2:23 minute film, which was created by a 14-year-old high school student, after a visit to Drayton and Northwood.The film, "Not So Plain," is posted on YouTube and can be viewed on the Website www. DakotaHeritageInstitute. com, along with other such film productions. SAMPLE PROMOTIONAL SCRIPT (Narrative on Story Boards with photos to be added. Background guitar music is the folk song of "Red River Valley," which actually originated near here in early history.) Scene 1: Intro: Folk stories and songs etch their place in the land where they originated. In a few places, the landscape of these origins hasn't changed that much. One such place is the Red River Valley of the North at Drayton in Pembina County, North Dakota -- famous in history and song of early frontier and settlement. In historic times, Dakota Territory was fought over first by the British, French, and Spaniards, then the US military and American Indians, and finally by immigrants from Northern Europe against the harsh elements of Frontier life. Today, the struggle continues - only the conflict is between preserving the past and the challenge of venturing into a digital age as a global village. Scene 2: Content In Drayton, I stroll along the Main Street, where one side is storefronts and the other side ... a few feet away ... is the meandering Red River flowing northward into the Hudson Bay. I stand where Alexander Henry wrote his journals at his trading post in 1800 with nearly as clear a picture in words as my camera lens could produce in images of the landscape. I visit the Ox Cart Trails Historical museum ,,, view... pick up ... hold an artifact of history in my hands and imagine its vibes in times past. I carry away a DVD musical produced by Drayton's community theater, depicting stories of Norwegian immigration to a fictitious town called "Blessing ND and hear songs sung by youth in Norwegian. I drift back in imagination to how it was for immigrant ancestors to homestead on an endless horizon in North Dakota... by standing in the sod hut or log cabin where settlers struggled to work the land. When I think about it, my visit is a panorama of heritage ... fur traders riverboat captains, ..railway builders.., and especially the immigrant families that gave up their homelands in search of owing their own land. I enjoy the festivities during River Fest in July, especially the simple excitement of children and adults competing in the frog races on a carpet runway. My memories during "Old Fashioned Christmas" event in December take me back to the realities of good food, music and handmade crafts from area vendors, plus youth operating interviews with a digital camera connected to Web streaming worldwide. Scene 3: Ending Now, there is a new attraction -- the town's collaboration to build, equip and open Hastings Landing Restaurant -- where wall murals and images from history pleasantly surround you and where four large video screens can visually recount stories presented in media arts, while you taste a chosen meal from a menu of culinary art. The newly renovated Memorial Hall with a stage for performances and a popular gathering place for events can offer live productions in music, meetings and film screenings from local youth that support tourism through the heritage of the community. For tourists, the town is easily accessible, thinly sandwiched between the Red River and Interstate 29, a direct superhighway from Winnipeg to Mexico City. 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Find the Next Great Business Idea Courtesy of Helen Volk-Schill, Pembina County Extension Agent A lot of people want to start a business with the next great idea. "Practically the entire population of nascent entrepreneur's falls into one of two categories," says Glenn Muske, the North Dakota State University Extension Service's rural and agribusiness enterprise development specialist. "You have those who think they have the next great idea or those who are looking for the next great idea." "Both of these groups think that having the next great idea will ensure that their business will be a success," he continued. "The reality is that a great idea is oniypart of the equation to a successful business and, in fact, may not be required at all." A successful business depends on a good idea, not necessarily a great one, plus good planning, networking and persistence. It also may mean that failure helps redefine the next business attempt. Finally, a successful business requires marketing. "Many people think of marketing as the advertising you see about a product or service," says Helen Volk-Schill, Extension Agent of Pembina County. "Marketing, though, when fully understood, starts long before a business even has a product or service to offer. It begins with finding the idea that can be transformed into a successful business." Some of the early steps in finding a business idea are: Understanding potential customers and the problem they have. Your task then is developing a solution that solves their problem. Developing a message that informs your target audience about your product or service in terms that are understandable and that allow the consumer to see the benefits offered Defining the size of the potential market Knowing that your customers are spending or willing tospend money on a similar product. This also means knowing how much they are willing to pay for something that offers some type of enhanced benefits. 'A great product idea is one that simplifies," says Volk-Schill. "Your idea may not be new in terms of doing something different, but if it is easier, people will buy. Just look at the growth in prepackaged meals." Volk-Schill continued, "The idea of simplification means being willing to break the mold or status qua. And remember that making things easier can just as well be done with items you already are producing." A great way to get product ideas is to ask your customers. If you don't have contacts in the area you want to venture into, then find places where these people are and join in the conversation. Today, with online communities, you can find a group talking about just about every possible topic. You also can attend trade shows, talk to your employees, work your network and even watch or get in contact with potential competitors, especially if you are outside of their trade area. For more help, check with your local Extension Service office at 265.8411 or helen.. volk-schill@ndsu.edu. Also visit NDSU's small-business support website at www. ag.ndsu.edu/smallbusiness and sign up for the monthly newsletter. Or check out Facebook at www.facebook. com/NDSUextsmallbiz or Twitter at @gmuske. Another online resource is www.eXtension.org/ entrepreneurship. Joining groups such as your local chamber of commerce can be helpful. The Small Business Administration and its related organizations, such as the Small Business Development Centers and Service Corps of Retired Executives, also can be valuable resources. E Ksource Residential and Commercial PC Repair in the Drayton, ND Area Networking Web Design Consulting Managed Services ( Business ) Virus + Spyware Removal Contact for Appointment 701-521-0030 Iblllal. ,0u,, o.,,.., o,. 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