One of the more unique projects I’ve worked on annually for the last few years is the Minnesota Idea Open challenge, which invites people doing good work around the state to present their ideas in the hope of winning a $15,000 grant to further their work. I was approached by the Minnesota Idea Open people in 2010 and again in subsequent years to create short, fun, informative videos for the top three finalists. People around the state then watched the videos and voted on who should receive the grant. The tricky task for me was to plan, shoot and edit the three short documentary-style videos all within two weeks. I was given a mostly free hand in creative styling, which was helpful given the tight time-frame. The fun aspect was getting to know these great ideas growing right here in our state, and helping to promote them. The Farmwise folks won the grant for 2011.