I Geek ...
Andrew Poland - Director of Photography/Editor, John Veleta - Director of Photography/Editor, Joel Ehninger - Coordinating Producer, Michael Kortlander - Director, Tim Race - Original Music ... (more info) (less info)
Added: 2 years ago
[scene opens on a black background, as "I'm a librarian" appears on screen]
LOIS: [in voice over] I'm a librarian, and I geek running.
JACKIE: [in voice over] And I geek dogparks.
WALTER: [in voice over] And I geek astronomy.
[cut to a young woman speaking directly to the camera]
EMMA: My name is Emma, and I geek openingnight ...
[cut to a shot of Emma performing "Titus Andronicus" on stage]
EMMA: These two have 'ticed me hither to this place!
[cut to Emma backstage and speaking directly to the camera]
EMMA: I act because I love to inspire people.
[cut to an older woman sitting on a sailboat]
CARLA: [in voice over] I remember our first time, bringing our first boat out on the water. Ended up kind of going in circles ...
[cut to Carla speaking directly to the camera]
CARLA: My name is Carla, I'm a librarian, and I geek sailboats.
[cut to a young man manipulating two hand puppets]
GOBLIN PUPPET: You have a pointy head! Pointy head! Pointy head!
OLD MAN PUPPET: Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!
[cut to the man (without the puppets) speaking directly to the camera]
CHRIS: There are certain stories that you can only tell with puppets ...
[cut back to the puppet show]
GOBLIN PUPPET: Point head ...
OLD MAN PUPPET: Now look who's talking!
[cut back to Chris speaking directly to the camera]
CHRIS: I believe that there is a chance that puppetry can find its rightful place among the fine arts.
[cut to another man outside constructing a marimba]
J'MIAH: [in voice over] The first time I made a marimba, I had my friend's marimba and I thought, okay. Four keys. I cut four pieces of wood, I have a marimba ...
[cut to J'miah speaking directly to the camera]
J'MIAH: My name is J'miah, and I geek marimbas.
[the screen fades to black]
CHRIS: [in voice over] My name is Chris, and I geek puppets.
LORENZO: [in voice over] And I geek Shakespeare.
[cut to a little girl speaking directly to the camera]
MADDIE: My name is Maddie, and I geek guineapigs ...
[cut to Maddie sitting in her school library, next to a guinea pig in a cage]
MADDIE: This is Butterscotch, the Rowland Library's guinea pig. She's been here for about three years, and she's probably one of the most important things to the library.
[cut to an older man working on a dollhouse]
JACK: [in voice over] It's addictive, a dollhouse and all of its little tiny things ... even if you're a granddad.
[cut to a closeup of some of the tiny furniture inside the dollhouse]
JACK: [in voice over] My name is Jack, and I geek renovations.
[cut to a young man in the park skipping rope]
NATHAN: [in voice over] And I geek jumproping.
[cut to a young woman driving a pink No. 27 stockcar sponsored by "Rainbow's Paint & Body"]
CARISSA: [in voice over] My name is Carissa, and I geek racing.
[cut to Carissa leaning up against the car and speaking directly to the camera]
CARISSA: I started racing this car three years ago ... Being the only woman out here driving is actually great. It drives all the men crazy.
[the screen fades to black]
JENNIFER: [in voice over] My name is Jennifer, and I geek cookies.
CHARLES: [in voice over] I geek playwriting.
JOHN: [in voice over] And I geek acrylic.
[cut to a man speaking into a microphone]
JOHN BUSBEE: John Busbee with the "Culture Buzz," with another week of arts and culture here in the greater Des Moines area.
[cut to John in his studio speaking directly to the camera]
JOHN BUSBEE: My passion for the arts fully blossomed when I was in college.
[cut to John walking through an art museum]
JOHN BUSBEE: [in voice over] That's when I noticed that the great communities were the ones with a vibrant arts culture.
[cut to John speaking directly to the camera]
JOHN BUSBEE: My name is John, and I geek culture.
[cut to various people doing different activities (painting, baking, feeding goats, etc.), then the screen fades to black]
KATIE: [in voice over] My name is Katie, and I geek theextramile.
TAMMY: [in voice over] And I geek animalrescue.
TONY: [in voice over] And I geek trains.
BRIAN: [in voice over] And I geek history.
MARY ELLEN: [in voice over] And I geek flying.
CHRIS II: [in voice over] And I geek muaythai.
["Get your geek on. Show your support. geekthelibrary dot org" appears on screen]
Geek the Library is a community-based public awareness campaign designed to highlight the vital role of public libraries and raise awareness about the critical funding issues they face.
The campaign introduces the word geek as a verb and draws attention to the fact every individual is passionate about something and anyone can learn more about what they geek — what they are passionate about — at the public library.
The awareness campaign is brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Geekthelibrary.org does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.
What do you geek? Show us. Create a video talking about what you geek and why. And remember, whatever you geek, the public library supports you.