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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYFuquay-Varina, North Carolina - August 24, 2013+++SOME AUDIO OVERLAYED WITH VIDEO +++1. Mid shot with Go Pro of man driving tractor through corn field.2. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."It does take some artistic ability to really get a feel for how to do this."3. Wide of tractor cutting path through field.4. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."My paintbrush is a rototiller _ and a tractor hooked to it."5. Tight of computer in Day's hand.6. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."I get a design .. "7. Tight of GPS unit on tractor.8. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."I load it into my computer, use GPS equipment and put it out in the maze."9. Wide of tractor disappearing into field.10. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."I cut out about 50 mazes a summer. And the majority of those are done between the last week of June and the last week of August."11. Wide with Go Pro of tractor moving through corn stalks.12. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."We like to cut it before it gets tall. I'm actually allergic to it once it tassels …"13. Tight of waving corn stalks with Day cutting in background.14. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."I travel as far west as Wyoming. I go up into Canada to cut mazes, and as far south as Florida and literally almost every state between here and there."15. Mid of rototiller grinding up dirt.16. Tight of whirling tiller blades.17. Tight of sheared corn stalk.18. Tight of stone left behind in path.19. Wide of tractor retreating into background.20. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."The majority of them are least five or six acre mazes. I've cut as large as a 13-acre maze …"21. Wide with Go Pro looking back at path cut by tiller.22. Tight of tiller dragging along path.23. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."We do quite a few dinosaurs ."24. Aerial photo of triceratops maze (courtesy of Maize Quest)25. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."We do African themes …"26. Aerial photo of giraffe maze (courtesy of Maize Quest)27. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."Island themes …"28. Aerial photo of island maze (courtesy of Maize Quest)29. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Naylor, Naylor Family Farms."This year we chose an Egyptian theme."30. Artist rendering or Naylor maze (courtesy of Maize Quest)31. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Naylor, Naylor Family Farms."It's educational for kids. they learn some Egyptian symbols that's going to be in the game stations within the maze."32. Wide of Naylor feeding corn stalks to cows and goats.33. Tight of cow munching corn stalks.34. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Naylor, Naylor Family Farms."It takes some practice. It's easy to get disoriented, even if you have your map, you still, and that's the point of it I guess. It's kind of fun when you get lost _ if you're not in a hurry."35. Mid of Naylor and Day talking in field.36. Wide of Naylor and Day talking in field.37. Wide of buzzard circling corn field.38. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."It's not out of the ordinary for us to drive 3,000 or 4,000 miles in five days and cut out 10 or 12 corn mazes in that amount of time."39. Wide of pickup truck with hood up.40. Tight of truck engine compartment.41. Zooming aerial photo of Naylor maze (courtesy of John Toad)42. Mid with Go Pro of tractor going under wooden bridge.43. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."You definitely get tired of looking at a lot of corn after doing these for a summer."44. Mid with Go Pro of Day emerging from under bridge.45. SOUNDBITE (English) Timothy Day, Maize Quest."If I had a penny every time I've heard, `This is a-MAZE-ing,' I'd certainly be rich by now," 46. Wide of Day going back and forth in corn field.47. Aerial photo of Naylor farm Maze (courtesy of John Toad)STORYLINE:Timothy Day isn't exactly sick of corn by the end of the summer, but ...Over the past couple of months, the Virginia man has cut more than 50 corn mazes. Someone else does the designs, but there's definitely some artistry in the way Day spins that steering knob."My paintbrush is a rototiller," the Edinburg, Va., man says. "And a tractor hooked to it."Most people associate corn mazes with Halloween, but the work starts long before October.Day's season began the last week in June. Since then, he and his partner have been as far north as Ontario, Canada, as far south as Florida, and to "almost every state between here and there.""It's not out of the ordinary for us to drive 3,000 or 4,000 miles in five days and cut out 10 or 12 corn mazes in that amount of time," says Day, who's been doing this since 2005. "Our truck is our hotel. We actually sleep in the truck most of the time. We keep either the tractor driving or the truck driving, one or the other. One of us is driving something almost 24 hours a day."Day cuts for Maize Quest out of New Park, Pa. Company owner Hugh McPherson says this season has been a logistical nightmare.He and Day have to stagger the cutting schedule to catch the corn at just the right growth stage. If it's too mature, the plants will grow back in the paths he's cut.Day likes to cut the corn when it's about waist- or chest-high, but that's not just for practical reasons. He's allergic once the corn tassels.Once he gets to a farm, it's all fairly routine.First, he drives around the field's perimeter to establish the boundaries for the GPS system. Then he fits the design into that shape, and the computer does the rest.With some designs, Day _ who runs landscaping business the rest of the year _ has to go in with a lawnmower. And occasionally he'll arrive to find that the field's not quite big enough to accommodate the artist's vision.The majority of the mazes Day cuts are about 5 or 6 acres, though he's done fields as large as 13 acres. The stand of corn at Naylor Family Farms is just shy of 10.(****END****)