´╗┐Mikaela pops up against a colourful animated background. She's around 12, with mid-length curly brown hair, and wears a blue sweater.

[WHOOSH]

She says MY NAME'S MIKAELA, AND SINCE
I CAN REMEMBER,
I'VE DREAMT ABOUT WHAT I'LL BE
WHEN I GROW UP!
THERE ARE SO MANY COOL JOBS,
SO I DECIDED TO TRY THEM ALL.

In animation, gear from different jobs appears on her: an astronaut's helmet, a construction worker's vest and helmet, a chef's hat and apron, and a police officer's hat and badge.

She says I BUILT AN AWESOME STUDIO IN
MY GARAGE,
SO I CAN MAKE AND SHARE VIDEOS
ABOUT MY JOURNEY.

She pops up in her garage. The place has a multi-coloured tile floor, hangers with different uniforms, a bike, a desk, and a colourful back wall with a graffiti that reads "When I grow up!"

She says IT'S ALL ABOUT DISCOVERING
WHAT I'LL BE
WHEN I GROW UP!

The name of the show appears in purple surrounded by colourful silhouettes of different animals and shapes. It reads "When I grow up."

A film countdown clocks appears.

In her studio, Mikaela says OH, HEY EVERYONE.
I'M HARD AT WORK EDITING A NEW
VIDEO.
RIGHT NOW I'M FOCUSING ON THE
SOUNDS. THAT'S RIGHT SOUND.
DID YOU KNOW THAT'S A HUGE PART
OF EDITING?
FOR EXAMPLE, WHAT IF THE SOUND
DOESN'T MATCH UP
(OUT OF SYNC)

Mikaela says WITH THE PICTURE?
(OUT OF SYNC)

Mikaela says DOESN'T MATCH UP WITH
THE PICTURE!
DOESN'T MATCH UP WITH
THE PICTURE!
OR A SOUND EFFECT THAT, WELL,
DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT.

She drops a pen.

[GLASS BREAKING]

She puts a glass of water on her desk.

[BOING SOUND]

She rings a bell.

[DOG BARK]

Mikaela says THERE'S A JOB THAT FOCUSES
COMPLETELY ON EDITING SOUND.
IT'S CALLED A SOUND EDITOR.
I'M GONNA CHECK OUT THE JOB SO
MY AUDIO
DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THIS...

She claps.

[CHICKEN SOUND]

Mikaela says WHEN I GROW UP.
[WHOOSH]

Outside a building, Mikaela says THIS IS WHERE SOUND EDITORS WORK
ON TV AND MOVIES
TO MAKE EVERYTHING SOUND
AWESOME!
(ECHOED VOICE)

Mikaela says IT'S SO COOL BECAUSE THERE'S SO
MANY COMPUTERS AND VIDEOS,
AND WAIT. CAN YOU
GUYS HEAR ME?
I THINK I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
GOOD THING WE'RE AT THE RIGHT
PLACE TO SEE HOW IT'S DONE.
COME ON!
[WHOOSH]

She walks in and says WOW! THIS PLACE IS MUCH BIGGER
THAN MY STUDIO.

Claire says HEY MIKAELA.

Mikaela says OH, HI CLAIRE.

A caption reads "Claire. Sound editor."

Claire is in her thirties, with long straight strawberry blond hair and wears jeans and a black sweater.

Mikaela says CLAIRE'S A SOUND
EDITOR HERE.
CLAIRE WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE
PART ABOUT BEING A SOUND EDITOR?

Claire says UMM. MY FAVOURITE IS HAVING FUN
AND MAKING IT WORK.

Mikaela says COOL. LET'S GO.
FIRST, SHOULD OUR FOOT STEPS BE
NORMAL OR SILLY?

Claire says UMM. SILLY.

Mikaela says AGREED.
[HORN NOISES]

Mikaela says 1. 2. 1.
[WHOOSH]

At the editing room, Claire says OK MIKAELA. IF WE'RE GONNA DO
SOME SOUND EDITING,
WE'RE NEED A VIDEO.
DID YOU BRING ONE?

Mikaela says YEP. I FILMED ONE SPECIAL
JUST FOR TODAY.
LET'S WATCH IT!

Claire says I CAN'T WAIT.

In the video, Mikaela takes a stroll. She breathes deeply and plays hopscotch.
(MIKAELA IN VIDEO)
[BREATH IN AND OUT]
[HOPPING SOUNDS]

A boy rides his skate past her.

[SKATEBOARD SOUNDS]
(SKATEBOARDER)

He turns and says WOAH SORRY DUDE!

She crawls through a tunnel.

[CRAWLING NOISE]
(LAUGH)

Mikaela says OOPS.
(CRYING VOICE)

Mikaela says STUNNING, JUST STUNNING!
[SHAKING BONES]

Mikaela says WHAT DID YOU THINK CLAIRE?

Claire says I THINK IT'S A GREAT VIDEO TO
HAVE SOME FUN WITH
SOUND EDITING.
WE CAN DO SOME SOUND EFFECTS. WE
CAN DO FOLEY FOR THE HOPSCOTCH.
WE CAN WORK ON THE DIALOGUE FOR
THE SKATEBOARDER.
AND THEN WHEN YOU GO INTO THE
TUBE WE CAN HAVE A LOT OF FUN.

Mikaela says SOUNDS GOOD!

She raises one eyebrow.

[CRAZY SPINNING SOUNDS]
[WHITE NOISE]
[MUFFLED MUSIC]

Back in her studio, Mikaela says OH HI THERE. SPEAKING OF SOUND,
I WAS JUST TESTING OUT SOME
MUSIC I'M GONNA USE IN ONE
OF MY VIDEOS.
ANYWAY WHY DON'T YOU CHECK OUT
HOW CLAIRE BECAME A
SOUND EDITOR.
[MUFFLED MUSIC]
[WHOOSH]

In animation, a comic book cover appears with the title "When they were growing up! By Mikaela!"

[PAGE FLIP]

The pages of a comic book flip.

Mikaela says WHEN CLAIRE WAS A KID SHE LOVED
PLAYING MUSIC,
SO SOUND WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO
HER.

A comic book frame shows young Claire playing the piano and a dialogue bubble that reads "I love music!"

[PIANO SOUNDS]

Mikaela says IN HIGH SCHOOL SHE STARTED
MAKING SHORT FILMS
ABOUT HER EVERYDAY LIFE.
[CAMERA SOUNDS]

Mikaela says CLAIRE LOVED WORKING ON THE

Another frame shows Claire playing drums with a trash can lid.

[HITTING SOUNDS]
[DIGITAL LAUGH]

Mikaela says SHE WAS AMAZED AT HOW MUCH A
SCENE COULD CHANGE
JUST WITH SOUND!

Another frame shows Claire watching a movie and a dialogue bubble that says "This sounds awesome!"

Mikaela says AT FILM SCHOOL CLAIRE LEARNED
THAT THERE WAS A PART OF
SOUND.
(WOO HOO)

Mikaela says SHE ENJOYED IT SO MUCH,
FROM THAT POINT ON
SHE KNEW SHE WANTED TO BE
A SOUND EDITOR.

Another frame shows Claire at her desk and a dialogue bubble that reads "I love the sound of my job!"

[TRUMPET SOUNDS]
[WHOOSH]
(SINGING)

In the studio, Mikaela dances and sings NOW THAT YOU'VE LEARNED ABOUT
CLAIRE,
LET'S GET BACK TO THE SHOW.
[CYMBAL]
[WHITE NOISE]
(CLAIRE)

Claire says ALRIGHT MIKAELA, WELL THIS IS
WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE
RECORDING FOLEY.
AND ANDREA'S GONNA RECORD
IT FOR US.

Mikaela says HI ANDREA!

Andrea says HI MIKAELA.

Andrea is in her twenties, with long straight brown hair and wears a black sweater, a gray cardigan and a blue scarf.

Claire says NOW THE AUDIO FROM WHEN YOU WERE
PLAYING HOPSCOTCH
DIDN'T QUITE WORK, SO WE'RE
GONNA RECREATE IT HERE
IN THE STUDIO.
AWESOME!
[HOP SOUND]

Mikaela jumps on a platform in front of a screen.

Claire says YOU GOT IT THAT'S YOUR
HOPSCOTCH COURSE.
NOW ANDREA'S GONNA ROLL THE
VIDEO AND YOUR GOING TO DO
YOUR STEPS IN REAL TIME HERE AND
MATCH WHAT YOU SEE IN THE VIDEO.

Mikaela says GOT IT.

Claire says I'M GONNA GET OUT
OF YOUR WAY.

Mikaela says ROLL IT ANDREA!

Andrea rolls Mikaela's video on the screen.

[HOP SOUNDS]

As she watches the video, Mikaela jumps on the platform and makes hopping sound to match the hops on the video.

Claire says WOO! THAT WAS
PRETTY GOOD!
I THINK WE GOT IT.

Mikaela says WAIT CAN I JUST DO
ONE MORE?

Claire says SURE.

Mikaela says ROLL IT AGAIN ANDREA!
[HOP SOUNDS]

Mikaela starts jumping on the platform again.

Mikaela says DID WE GET THAT ONE ANDREA?

Andrea gives her the thumbs up.

Mikaela says NICE.
[WHOOSH]

Now a slate rolls with the caption "When I grow up!"

Mikaela says NOW THAT WE'VE DONE FOLEY,
CLAIRE'S GONNA SHOW ME HOW
TO DO SOUND EFFECTS TO MAKE A
VIDEO SEEM MORE FUN.
HOPEFULLY IT'S A SNAP!

She snaps her fingers.

[SQUEAKY DOOR OPENING SOUND]

Mikaela snaps her fingers again and says I MEAN, A SNAP.

[A SNEEZE]

Mikaela says I MEAN A SNAP.

[WATER SPLASH]

She keeps snapping and the wrong sound keeps coming out.

Mikaela says I MEAN A SNAP!

[CAT MEOW]

Mikaela says I MEAN A SNAP!

[SNAP]

Mikaela says AHH.

[WHOOSH]

Claire says OK MIKAELA, SO THIS
IS MY OFFICE.

Mikaela says COOL.

Claire says AND THIS IS WHERE I DO
MY SOUND EDITING.

Mikaela says WHAT SOUND EFFECTS ARE
WE DOING FIRST?
WELL THE FIRST SCENE IN YOUR
VIDEO TAKES PLACE IN THE PARK
WHERE YOU'RE JUST
WALKING ALONG.
SO WE WANT TO THINK ABOUT ALL
THE SOUNDS YOU COULD BE HEARING
IN THE BACKGROUND.

In animation, Mikaela stands in the park and hears loud animal noises coming from the bushes.

[LOUD ANIMAL NOISES]
[SIGH OF RELIEF]

Mikaela says WHAT DID YOU HAVE
IN MIND?

Claire says WELL YOU COULD HERE SOME BIRDS.
[BIRD CHIRPS]

Claire says WE CAN HEAR SOME TRAFFIC.
[CAR SOUNDS]

Mikaela says YOU COULD HEAR A
POLICE SIREN.
[POLICE SIREN]

Mikaela says AND IN A PARK YOU COULD EVEN
HEAR PEOPLE PLAYING TENNIS.
LIKE THIS.
[BALL HITTING SOUNDS]

Claire and Mikaela play air tennis.

Mikaela says WHAT ABOUT THE
SKATEBOARDER?

Claire says WELL YOU COULD HAVE THE NATURAL
SOUND OF A SKATEBOARD GOING BY.
[ROLLING SKATEBOARD]

Mikaela says OR YOU COULD DO SOMETHING A
LITTLE DIFFERENT.

[SLIDE WHISTLE]

Mikaela says THAT'S THE ONE.
AND WHAT ABOUT WHEN I WENT
THROUGH THE TUBE?
I WAS THINKING
SOMETHING CRAZY!

Claire says OHH. WELL HOW
ABOUT THIS?

Claire plays different sounds as Mikaela crawls through the tunnel.

[SCARY LAUGHTER] [COW MOO]
[ROOSTER SOUND] [WOLF SOUND]
[ANGRY CAT MEOW]
(LAUGH)

Mikaela says THAT'S DEFINITELY CRAZY.
[WHOOSH]
[WHOOSH]

Mikaela says GUYS THIS IS SO COOL.
CLAIRE'S ABOUT TO SHOW ME
HOW TO RECORD ADR.
THAT STANDS FOR AUTOMATED
DIALOGUE REPLACEMENT.
IT MEANS THAT YOU CAN RECORD
YOUR VOICE TO REPLACE AUDIO
THAT DIDN'T WORK, OR MAKE YOUR
VOICE SOUND DIFFERENT.
(HIGH PITCH VOICE)
LIKE THIS.
(LOW PITCH VOICE)
OR LIKE THIS.
(SCARY LOW PITCH VOICE)
OR LIKE THIS.
[WHOOSH]

In the recording studio, Mikaela says HOW DOES THIS
WORK CLAIRE?

Claire says SO IN VIDEOS IT'S REALLY
IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
PEOPLE ARE SAYING.
SO I THINK THERE ARE A FEW
PLACES WHERE IT WOULD BE A
GOOD IDEA TO REPLACE
IT WITH ADR.
WHEN YOU FIRST WALK IN YOU TAKE
A BIG BREATH.
AND THEN LATER WHEN THE
SKATEBOARDER ROLLS BY,
THE SKATEBOARDER WAS
REALLY LOUD,
SO WE COULDN'T REALLY
HEAR WHAT HE SAID.
DO YOU WANNA REDO
HIS VOICE?

In the skater's voice, Mikaela says TOTALLY DUDE.

Claire says AND THEN WHEN YOU GO IN THE TUBE
YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.
HERE'S YOU MICROPHONE, SO
WHENEVER YOUR READY TO ROLL.

Mikaela says AND, ACTION!
(BREATH IN AND OUT)
(SKATER VOICE)
WOAH! SORRY DUDE!

Claire says THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD, BUT LET'S
TRY IT A LITTLE BUT FASTER.
OK.
(SKATER VOICE)

Mikaela says WOAH, SORRY DUDE!
WHAT'D YA THINK?

Claire says THAT WAS EXCELLENT.

As the video shows her crawling across the tunnel, Mikaela says EXCUSE ME. PARDON ME.
COMING THROUGH.
OH. OH. SORRY. SORRY!
UM, JUST GOING.
DID WE GET IT CLAIRE?

Claire gives her the thumbs up.

Mikaela says AWESOME!
[WHOOSH]

Mikaela says SO WHERE ARE WE AT CLAIRE?

Claire says EVERYTHING'S READY TO GO.
IT'S TIME TO FINISH YOUR VIDEO.

Mikaela says LET'S DO IT!

They high-five.

They start editing the video.

Claire says HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT
THIS SOUND?

[DOG BARKING]

Mikaela says GOOD.

Claire says ALRIGHT.

Mikaela says WHY DON'T WE MOVE THAT OVER
THERE?

Claire says YEAH!
SHOULD WE BRING THIS
UP A BIT?
[CRAZY LAUGHTER] [COW MOO]
[CAT MEOW]
(LAUGH)

Mikaela says I HAVE AN IDEA! LET'S MOVE
THAT OVER HERE.
[CAT MEOW] [ROOSTER]
[CRAZY LAUGH]

Mikaela says CLAIRE I THINK
IT'S READY!
[DRUM ROLL]

In animation, Mikaela takes the film to the screening room.

[WHOOSH]

Claire says ALRIGHT THE
VIDEO'S DONE.

Mikaela says AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR MY
FAVOURITE PART.
THE FINAL SCREENING.
BUT THERE'S ONE THING MISSING.
[POPCORN POPPING]
[HAPPY HORN SOUNDS]

A bucket of pops corn appears on her hands and she says AHH. POPCORN.
ROLL IT PLEASE!
[PROJECTOR SOUNDS]

A slate reads "A Mikaela Film."

Mikaela says WANT SOME POPCORN?
[BIRDS CHIRPING]
[TRAFFIC] [DOG BARKING]
[POLICE SIRENS]
[TENNIS BALL SOUNDS]
[HOPPING NOISES]
[SKATEBOARD ROLLING]
[SLIDE WHISTLE]
(SKATEBOARDER)

Skater says WOAH, SORRY DUDE!
(LAUGH)
[TRAFFIC]
[POLICE SIRENS]
(MIKAELA IN VIDEO)

Mikaela says EXCUSE ME. PARDON ME.
COMING THROUGH.
[ANIMAL NOISES]

Mikaela says OH. SORRY!
(LAUGH)
[CLAPPING]

The video ends.

Claire and Mikaela clap.

Mikaela says BRAVA!

Claire says BRAVA!
[WHOOSH]

Back in her studio, Mikaela says WASN'T THAT GREAT?
I LEARNED SO MUCH,
AND NOW I'M PRETTY SURE I WANNA
BE A SOUND EDITOR.
(WHISPERS)
FOR NOW.
YOU GET TO WORK WITH LOTS OF
CREATIVE PEOPLE TO FIGURE OUT
HOW TO MAKE VIDEOS SOUND
AWESOME.
AND WHEN RECORDING GOES WRONG,
YOU GET TO SAVE THE DAY.
NOW I KNOW MY VIDEOS WILL SOUND
PERFECT. FOR EXAMPLE,

She drops a pen.

[EXPLOSION SOUND]

Mikaela says WELL ALMOST PERFECT.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON...

She puts on headphones.

As she talks, a male voice says WHEN I GROW UP!

In animation, Mikaela turns the TV off as a films countdown clock appears.

[REMOTE CLICKING]

Now a new episode rolls.

In the studio, Mikaela says THE CLOCK IS TICKING DOWN.
THE CROWD IS GOING WILD.
[CROWD CHEERS]
AHH! AHH!
3. 2. 1.
[BUZZER]

She shoots a hoop and scores.

[CROWD CHEERS]

Mikaela says IT'S GOOD! IT'S GOOD!
IT'S GOOD!
HI GANG, I LOVE PLAYING
BASKETBALL IN MY LITTLE HOOP.
AND I LOVE KEEPING TRACK OF MY
PROGRESS.

She stands by a white board and says EVERY TIME I MAKE A SHOT, I
RECORD WHERE I MADE IT FROM.
EVERY TICK IS A PIECE OF DATA OR
A STAT.
I CAN USE THIS DATA TO SEE HOW
WELL I'M DOING.
IT INVOLVES THE TYPE OF MATH
CALLED STATISTICS,
AND IT'S SUPER HELPFUL IN
SPORTS.
IN FACT, WHEN YOUR A SPORTS
STATISTICIAN IT'S YOUR JOB TO
COLLECT DATA AND USE IT TO HELP
PLAYERS AND TEAMS GET BETTER.
[WHOOP SOUND]
I'M GONNA LEARN HOW TO BECOME A
SPORTS STATISTICIAN.
SO I CAN HELP PLAYERS GROW,
WHEN I GROW UP!
[CROWD CHEERS]

She shoots and says COUNT IT!
[WHOOSH]

Now a slate appears with a caption that reads "When I grow up!"

Mikaela says ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS ABOUT
BEING A SPORTS STATISTICIAN
IS THAT YOUR OFFICE CAN BE
ANYWHERE SPORTS ARE PLAYED.
TODAY...
[WHOOSH]

Someone throws her a basketball.

Mikaela says MY OFFICE IS AT THE AIR CANADA
CENTRE. WHERE THE RAPTORS PLAY.
LET'S GO!
[WHOOSH]

She walks in and says WOW I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS
WHERE THE RAPTORS PLAY.
OH HI MEGHAN! CATCH.

Meghan says HEY MIKAELA.

Mikaela says THIS IS MEGHAN.
SHE'S A SPORTS STATISTICIAN.

A caption reads "Meghan. Sports Statistician."

Meghan is in her thirties, with long slightly wavy blond hair and wears jeans and a gray zip-up jacket.

Mikaela says MEGHAN WHAT KIND OF STATS ARE WE
RECORDING TODAY?

Meghan says WE'RE GONNA WATCH SOME
BASKETBALL PLAYERS RUN
SOME DRILLS AND
RECORD THE DATA.

Mikaela says COOL!
WAIT, WHAT'S THAT?

She steals the ball form Meghan's hands.

[RATTLE SOUNDS]
[WHOOSH]

Mikaela says AS A SPORTS STATISTICIAN,
GETS TO WORK IN A COOL OFFICE
WATCHING THE LATEST GAMES
WHILE REPORTING
AND ANALYZING STATISTICS.

Mikaela says I DECIDED TO PURSUE BEING A
SPORTS STATISTICIAN BECAUSE
I'M NOT ONLY VERY PASSIONATE
ABOUT SPORTS,
THAT WAS A GREAT
PLAY! OHH!
BUT ALSO ABOUT NUMBERS.
HOW MANY ZONE EXITS HAVE THERE
BEEN THIS GAME?

A co-worker says 10 ZONE EXITS SO FAR.

Mikaela says SO I'VE BEEN ABLE TO COMBINE IT
FOR A VERY UNIQUE CAREER,
WHERE I GET TO HELP PEOPLE IN
ARENAS AND STADIUMS WORLDWIDE.
[WHOOSH]

Tashana says HI MY NAME'S TASHANA.

Tashana is in her twenties, with long braided brown hair in a low ponytail. She wears a basketball uniform.

Savanna says AND MY NAME'S SAVANNA.

Savanna is in her twenties, with long wavy brown hair in a high ponytail. She wears a basketball uniform.

They both say AND WE PLAY FOR THE
RYERSON RAMS!

Tashana says I'VE BEEN PLAYING BASKETBALL FOR
ABOUT 7 YEARS.

Savanna says I'VE BEEN PLAYING BASKETBALL FOR
ALMOST MY WHOLE LIFE.

Tashana says FOR ALL THE KIDS THAT ARE
PICKING UP A BASKETBALL
FOR THE FIRST TIME, UM, I WOULD
JUST SAY HAVE FUN WITH IT.
IN A ONE ON ONE MATCH I WOULD
DEFINITELY WIN.

Savanna says I WOULD DEFINITELY WIN.

Tashana says I WOULD DEFINITELY WIN.

Savanna says NO, I WOULD
DEFINITELY WIN.

Tashana says I WOULD DEFINITELY WIN.
(LAUGHS)
[WHOOSH]

Meghan says OK MIKAELA ARE YOU READY TO
COLLECT SOME STATISTICS?

Mikaela says YES!

Meghan says WE'RE GONNA WATCH TASHANA AND
SAVANNA RUN SOME DRILLS.
THERE GONNA TAKE 3-POINTERS AND
FREE THROWS AND
WE'RE GONNA RECORD THE DATA ON A
SOFTWARE PROGRAM.

Mikaela says COOL! I'LL GO KICK
THINGS OFF. BRB.

Dressed as a referee, Mikaela blows the whistle and says OK TEAM WE'RE HERE
TO COLLECT SOME DATA.
MAKE SURE YOUR SHOES
ARE TIED
AND LET'S HAVE A NICE, CLEAN
GAME OUT THERE.
AND DON'T GET CAUGHT WATCHING
THE PAINT DRY.
ARE YOU READY?
[WHISTLE BLOW]

The girls start shooting hoops.

[WHOOSH]

Mikaela says GOOD LUCK GUYS!
OK MEGHAN, WHAT'S
UP FIRST?

Meghan says FIRST UP ARE
FREE THROWS.

Mikaela says WHAT'S A FREE THROW?

Meghan says TYPICALLY YOU TAKE IT IN A GAME
WHEN SOMEONE HAS FOULED YOU.
SO IT'S AN EASIER SHOT.
THERE'S NO DEFENDERS.

The girls shoot some free throws.

Mikaela says WOW, THEY'RE REALLY GOOD
AT FREE THROWS.

Meghan says YES THEY ARE AND THE
DATA WILL SHOW THAT.

Mikaela says SO WHAT ARE YOU
RECORDING MEGHAN?

Meghan says I'M RECORDING THE EXACT
LOCATION, TYPE OF SHOT,
AND WHERE ANYONE ELSE
IS ON THE COURT.

Mikaela says WHAT'S THIS DATA
GONNA TELL US?

Meghan says N THE END IT'S PROBABLY GONNA
TELL US THE ABILITY
OF THE PLAYER AS WELL AS OTHER
TYPES OF DATA POINTS THAT ARE
REALLY INTERESTING, AND HOW THEY
PERFORM DURING THE GAME.
[DING]
[BUZZER]

Mikaela says WILL THIS HELP THEM
GET BETTER?

Meghan says DEFINITELY. IT WILL GIVE THEM AN
IDEA OF WHERE THEY
NEED TO IMPROVE.
[SWISH]
[WHITE NOISE]

Back in her studio, Mikaela says HUH! THOSE TWO CAN REALLY PLAY.
AND MEGHAN REALLY KNOWS
HER STUFF.
WHILE I KEEP RECORDING STATS,
WHY DON'T YOU CHECK OUT THIS
DATA I PUT TOGETHER
ABOUT MEGHAN.

She has a drink and says AHHH.
[WOOSH]

In animation, a comic book cover appears with the title "When they were growing up! By Mikaela!"

[PAGE FLIP]

The pages of a comic book flip.

Mikaela says WHEN MEGHAN WAS GROWING
UP, SHE WAS AN ATHLETE,
AND LOVED PLAYING SPORTS.

A comic book frame shows young Meghan bouncing a ball and a dialogue bubble that reads "Meghan's got the ball."

Mikaela says SHE ALSO LOVED WATCHING SPORTS,
LIKE BASKETBALL.
MEGHAN ENJOYED THE FAST PACED
ACTION OF THE GAMES.

Anther frame shows Meghan playing with another girl and a dialogue bubble that reads "You won't stop me!"

Mikaela says IN UNIVERSITY SHE REALIZED THAT
MATH AND STATISTICS WERE VERY
USEFUL IN SPORTS.
SO WHEN SHE GRADUATED, MEGHAN
STARTED A SPORTS STATS COMPANY
WITH HER BROTHER AND THEIR
FRIEND!

Now another frame shows Meghan watching a game with a bubble that reads "I love this game!"

[SWISH]

Mikaela says NOW MEGHAN GETS TO GO TO GAMES
FOR FUN
AND TO HELP PLAYERS AND TEAMS
GET BETTER.
[GAME NOISES]
[WHOOSH]

In her studio, Mikaela says PRETTY...NEAT...HUH?
LET'S GO BACK TO THE...

She misses a shot and says SHOW.
[WHITE NOISE]

At the court, Meghan says NEXT UP ARE 3-POINTERS. THESE
ARE A LOT MORE DIFFICULT TO MAKE
THEY'RE A LOT FARTHER AWAY
FROM THE BASKET.

Mikaela says WHY IS IT WORTH
3 POINTS?

Meghan says IT'S A LOT FARTHER AWAY
SO IT'S WORTH MORE.

Mikaela says THAT SEEMS FAIR.
YEAH THIS DEFINITELY
ISN'T AS EASY,
THEY'RE MISSING A LOT MORE SHOTS
THAN THEY DID FREE THROWS.

Meghan says 3-POINTERS ARE A LOT MORE
TRICKY.

Mikaela says COULD YOU MAKE A 3-POINTER?

Meghan says ABSOLUTELY! CAN YOU?

Mikaela flips her hair and says PSSH.
[DIGITAL SOUNDS]

In animation, Mikaela shoots and misses.

Mikaela says SAVANNA'S MAKING A LOT MORE
3-POINTERS THAN TASHANA.

Meghan says TASHANA USUALLY PLAYS A LOT
CLOSER TO THE BASKET.
YOU'LL SEE SHE'S REALLY
GOOD AT LAY-UPS.

Mikaela says WHAT'S THAT SHOT CALLED?

Meghan says NOW THEY'VE MOVED ON THE
LAY-UPS.

Mikaela says SO HOW'S THE DATA
LOOKING MEGHAN?

Meghan says A LOT BETTER WITH THIS DRILL.
LAY-UPS ARE VERY CLOSE
TO THE BASKET, THEIR ACCURACY
IS VERY HIGH.

Mikaela says THESE GIRLS ARE GOOD!

Meghan says THEY'RE AWESOME.

Mikaela says THANKS GUYS!
BYE, BYE!
NOW THAT WE HAVE THE DATA, WHAT
DO WE DO WITH IT?

Meghan says WE'RE GONNA GO BACK TO THE
OFFICE AND ANALYZE IT.

Mikaela says LEAD THE WAY!

Mikaela spots the ball on the floor and says HUH!
[SLIDE]
[DRUM ROLL]

She shoots and scores and says STATS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
[WHOOSH]

Outside the building, Mikaela says ALRIGHT MEGHAN. I'M KEEPING
STATS ON WHO GETS THERE FIRST.

Meghan says RIGHT BEHIND YA.

They race inside.

[WHOOSH]

Mikaela says SCORE 1 FOR MIKAELA.
NOW THAT'S A STAT.
OK WE'VE GOT THE DATA.
HOW DO WE ANALYZE IT?

Meghan says SO FROM THE SHOOTING DRILL
WE WERE WATCHING.
IF YOU LOOK THESE CHARTS, HERE'S
ALL THE DATA WE
RECORDED THIS MORNING.
SO WITH ALL THE DATA WE GOT
TODAY WE'RE GONNA PUT IT THROUGH
SOME SOFTWARE PROGRAMS AND
ACTUALLY ANALYZE IT.

Mikaela says COOL. WHAT'S FIRST?

Meghan says WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THE CHARTS
AND GRAPHS AND ANALYZE EXACTLY
WHAT SAVANNA AND TASHANA DID.

Mikaela says WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT
COLOURS MEAN?

Meghan says SO SAVANNA'S THE DARK BLUE AND
TASHANA'S THE LIGHT BLUE.
SO YOU CAN SEE THE CHART AT THE
TOP SHOWS THERE WAS 10 ATTEMPTS
OF LAY-UPS, FREE THROWS AND
3-POINTERS.
AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE LINE
IS TRENDING UPWARDS
ON THE SECOND GRAPH, SHOWING
THAT SAVANNA ACTUALLY MADE ALL
OF HER LAY-UPS.

Mikaela says SO WITH ALL THIS DATA YOU CAN
TELL WHERE
PLAYERS NEED TO IMPROVE.

Meghan says DEFINITELY.

Mikaela says FOR INSTANCE YOU CAN SEE
TASHANNA MADE
9 OUT OF 10 FREE THROWS, BUT
ONLY 3 OUT OF 10 3-POINTERS.
I MEAN THAT'S A
PRETTY HARD ONE.
BUT THAT'S WHERE SHE CAN
IMPROVE.

Meghan says DEFINITELY.

Mikaela says MEGHAN THERE'S SOMETHING I'VE
BEEN THINKING ABOUT ALL DAY.
YOUR JOB IS REALLY HARD TO SAY,
LIKE SPORTS STATISTICIAN,
SPORTS STATIS...
SAY THAT 3 TIMES FAST.

Meghan says SPORTS STATISTICIAN.
SPORTS STATISTICIAN.
SPORTS STATISTICIAN.

Mikaela says 5 TIMES FAST!
(LAUGH)

Meghan says YOU CAN ALSO CALL US DATA
SCIENTISTS.

Mikaela says THAT'S A COOL TITLE.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO WITH
SPORTS STATISTICS?

Meghan says WELL, THIS IS A REALLY SIMPLE
SHOT EXAMPLE, BUT
THERE CAN BE A LOT OF COMPLEX
MODELS THAT YOU CAN MAKE.
SO THE MORE MATH YOU KNOW, THE
BETTER AT THIS YOU CAN GET.
BUT ONE THAT'S REALLY
INTERESTING IS THE HEAT MAP.

Mikaela says ARE WE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP
OR SOMETHING?

Meghan says SO A HEAT MAP BASICALLY SHOWS
THE SUCCESS RATE OF ANY PLAYER.
SO THE DARKER THE COLOUR IS, THE
MORE SUCCESSFUL THEY'VE BEEN.
AND AS YOU CAN SEE LAY-UPS ARE
PRETTY EASY,
WHERE 3-POINTERS, NOT AS DARK.
[POPPING NOISES]

Animated Mikaela shoots 3-pointers and scores all the times.

[DING]
[DING]
[DING]
[LOTS OF DINGS]

Mikaela says I GET IT. USING DATA YOU CAN SEE
HOW A PLAYER IS DOING WELL, OR
IF THEY NEED WORK.

Meghan says DEFINITELY.
IT'S PRETTY COOL, RIGHT?

Mikaela says YEAH!
WHAT WHO KNEW THAT NUMBERS COULD
BE SO IMPORTANT IN SPORTS?
WE SHOULD ALL LEARN
MORE MATH!
BUT, DO STATS ONLY HELP PLAYERS?

Meghan says NO, IT'S ACTUALLY REALLY
VALUABLE FOR COACHES.
IT CAN HELP THEM DECIDE HOW TO
MAKE THEIR PLAYERS BETTER.

Mikaela says WELL, I HAVE TO GET THIS
INFORMATION
TO COACH IMMEDIATELY.

Meghan says GOOD LUCK.
[WHOOSH]

Mikaela says AH, COACH. GOT THE DATA.

Coach Mikaela says GEE, THANKS KID.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE GONNA BE A
GREAT STATISTICIAN ONE DAY.
CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS
INFORMATION TO MY TEAM
TO HELP THEM IMPROVE.

Mikaela says THANKS COACH!
GOOD LUCK!

Coach Mikaela says AND KID. WHEN YOU GET
A LITTLE OLDER,
TRY OUT FOR MY TEAM.
YOU GOT MOXY!

Mikaela says THANK YOU!

Coach Mikaela says NO PROBLEM.
[WHOOSH]

Back in her garage studio, Mikaela says AFTER BEING A SPORTS
STATISTICIAN FOR A DAY,
I'M MORE INSPIRED THAN EVER TO
RECORD STATS WHILE I PLAY.
CHECK IT OUT.

She shows the stats on her board and says LOOKS LIKE
I SHOT WELL FROM HERE.
BUT NEED A LITTLE BIT OF WORK
OVER HERE.
WHO KNEW YOU COULD USE MATH TO
HELP OTHERS GET BETTER
AT THEIR FAVOURITE SPORTS?
WHILE HELPING THEIR COACHES AT
THE SAME TIME.
THAT MAKES BEING A SPORTS
STATISTICIAN A
SLAM...
DUNK!
[CROWD CHEERS]

Mikaela says AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IF I'LL
BECOME A SPORTS
STATISTICIAN,
OR ANOTHER ONE OF THE ENDLESS
AMAZING JOBS OUT THERE,
WHEN I GROW UP!

Music plays as the end credits roll.

Directed by Johnny Mitchell.

Produced by Francis Mitchell and David Mitchell.

Host, Mikaela Blake.

Executive producer, Rick Bergmann.

Produced in association with TVO Kids.

Logo: Canada Media Fund.

Logo: Shaw Rocket Fund.

Logo: Bell Fund.

Logo: Riverbank Pictures.