Week Seven

This week I completed my package story plan, which you can see below. This is to help me organise how I want my package to look when I’m editing in FCPX.


I did this based on my written story. The difference is that I will change my style of writing to be more ‘embellished’. This is to draw the audience in to feel the emotion exhibited by my talent. Lamble recommends changing up for reading voice, speaking faster to show excitement, slower pace when discussing heartache or instilling suspense (Lamble, 2011).

Para Action Shot List Script
  Presenters intro Presenter An inspiring young Gold Coast man living with autism is turning his architect dreams into a reality.
1 V/O: Introduction Zoom in vision of Ben Hawkins holding drawing Big dreams for a little soul.
2 V/O 2 Vertical pan (top to bottom), followed by zoom in: Vision of Liam playing with insulin pump Twenty-one year old Benjamin Hawkins has been offered the opportunity of a life time; to study Architecture at Griffith University.
3 INT 1 Benjamin Hawkins, Griffith University student


1 point of view – Ben Ben “I want to meet the demands of the population”
4 V/O 3 Horizontal pan (left to right): Vision of Robyn and Ben talking For Ben and his family, it hasn’t been an easy journey. Ben was diagnosed with autism at two years old. His mother Robyn Hawkins didn’t think he would even be able to talk.
5 INT 2 Robyn Hawkins, Little Souls founder


1 point of view – Robyn “It was as though he was the only one in the room. We would call his name and he wouldn’t look up. He didn’t seem to understand anything that we told him to do.”
6 V/O 5 Vertical pan (bottom to top): SCU building Social worker Sue Trembath says there are many strategies available that help people living with Autism.
7 INT 1 point of view -Sue Trembath “Autism spectrum disorder is not the same in each person, so you need a variety of options and parents should choose which treatment they judge will suit their child.”

“Autism spectrum disorder can impact communication, social skills, relationships and many other areas of daily life.”

8 V/O 6 Vertical pan (bottom to top): Vision of Little Souls building For Ben, he needed Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy, which wasn’t available in Australia at the time. Desperate to provide a service for her son and many Australian families, Robyn launched Arundel’s Little Souls in 2007.
9 INT 3 – Robyn Hawkins, Little Souls founder
1 point of view – Robyn “We have a variety of different therapy’s here.”

“We tend to look at the child and what their individual needs are.”

10 V/O 7 Vision of Ben and Robyn talking Robyn’s proud example of success is Ben. Having completed mainstream schooling, he went on to TAFE to study a Diploma in Building Design.
11 INT 4 – Robyn Hawkins, Little Souls founder
1 point of view – Robyn “I am proud”
12 PTC Vision of PTC


Ben says he’s ready to take on the world, but there’s just one thing he wants the public to know.
13 INT Benjamin Hawkins, Griffith University student (Graphic) 1 point of view- Ben “Tell these people to give me a chance,”

“Give me a chance to prove them wrong.”

14 INT Benjamin Hawkins, Griffith University student (Graphic) 1 point of view- Ben “Sometimes the reactions can be quite negative,” Mr Hawkins said.

“They might say this person’s dumb, he doesn’t know what he’s doing,” he said.

“It is very hurtful.”

15 V/O 4 Zoom: Vision of Tommy or children playing One in one hundred Australian’s will be affected by Autism, and while that number is high, it remains a condition widely misunderstood.


16 INT – Sue 1 point of view- Sue “The community has a very low level of understanding of the condition.”
“Children and adults who live with autism spectrum disorder experience stigma as they are seen as different and don’t behave in ways which fit the expected norm.”
17 V/O Zoom: Vision of Tommy or children playing or sign Another challenge the Hawkins’ face is funding the centre.
18 INT 4 – Robyn Hawkins, Little Souls founder
1 point of view – Robyn “The only government funding we get at the moment is the inclusion support subsidy, which is spread amongst all the children,” Mrs Hawkins said.

“The national disability scheme is coming in, but the Gold Coast is the last area in Australia to receive it,” she said.

“It doesn’t role out until 2018.”


  V/O With the fees costing over $55,000 per child a year, the centre tries to help families by subsidising their fees but, it really comes down to fundraising.


  INT 4 – Robyn Hawkins, Little Souls founder
1 point of view – Robyn “…They pay quite high fees because of the one on one intensity,” Mrs Hawkins said.
  V/O Little Soul’s campaign manager Peter Wotherspoon has organised an exciting fundraiser that millions of Aussies will tune into on November the first.
  INT 4 – Peter Wotherspoon

Little Soul’s campaign manager (Graphic)

1 point of view – Peter “Our Melbourne cup luncheon is being held at the Parkwood International Golf Club,” Mr Wotherspoon said.
18 V/O If you would like to join in on the action and meet the family helping many Australians reach their full potential, head to Furthermore, if your child is showing symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, head to your GP or contact Little Souls on 5563 1490.
19 Final sign off Zoom out vision of Liam’s blood testing kit.


Olivia Gordon, Griffith University News.


Lamble, S. (2011). News as it happens (p. 162). Australia: Oxford University Press.

*All images used are labelled for reuse.


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