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"Elementality" Music Video
by Heather Pemberton

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Screenplay for the music video for "Elementality" by the artist Accidental Hero. Written by Heather Pemberton.


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



FADE IN:

INT. G'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
LIVE ACTION FILM
                                                            
Scene location is the bedroom of a typical teenage boy.
There is a bed and a large chest of drawers that dominate
the room. In the corner is an acoustic guitar on a stand and
on the bed is a laptop. The room also includes various
accessories such as CDs and CD player, television, clothes
etc, that are typical of the setting. It is evening/night
which is shown by subtle lamp lighting and closed curtains.
The only character in this scene is the Guitarist. He is a
teenage boy and wears casual clothing typical of a teenager
(e.g. jeans and t-shirt).
                                                            
(BEFORE MUSIC)
                                                            
Over shoulder shot, G looking at photos on a laptop. He is
sat on the bed. He stops on a picture of a girl walking out
a door to a house: the audience comes to realise this is the
first shot of the next scene. He gets up.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
ECU of G's left hand. Camera follows shot whilst he picks up
guitar and sits back down. End of this shot shows his hand
on the fret board, camera looks down the neck of the guitar.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
MS, camera from front of G, shows him sitting down, looking
down at the guitar, again we do not see his face. He may be
adjusting his hands on the guitar.
                                                            
(MUSIC BEGINS: 0:00-0:06)
                                                            
G begins to play.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
(0:06-0:12)
                                                            
CU, focus on G's right (strumming) hand.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
(0:12-0:15)
                                                            
MS, camera again front of G. He is still looking down.
                                                            

2.

(0:15-0:19)
                                                            
Pan, camera moves horizontally from G and laptop (which
still has photo on it) comes into shot.
                                                            
Zoom on laptop.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
 
EXT. STREETS - DAY
                                                            
STOP MOTION
                                                            
The audience assumes that this scene is from earlier in the
day because we now see that it is daytime. Scene 2 starts
approximately as the singing starts and runs for the rest of
the song however it is interspersed with clips from scene 1.
This section makes use of stop motion animation (or
pixilation as it is known when live actors are used) to
reflect the corresponding photographs in the first scene.
The location for this scene is outside and we can see from
the shots that we are in a suburban/town area. It is clear
that it is autumn which the audience deduces from the
character's clothing and the scenery (e.g. leaves on the
ground). This is not an integral part of the mise-en-scene
however; it is paramount that it is clear to the viewer that
it is a sunny day. This is something that corresponds to the
lyrics. In this scene we see four actors (two boys and two
girls, hereby known as b1, b2, g1 and g2) of approximately
the same age as the guitarist. They are similarly dressed.
All shots in this scene are filmed at right angles to the
actor unless otherwise specified. All shots are filmed at 1
frame per second.
                                                            
(SINGING STARTS: 0:19-0:21)
                                                            
Establisher, LS of g1 mid way through shutting what the
audience understands to be her front door.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:21-0:22)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, b1 at his own house.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:22-0:23)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, g2.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            

3.

(0:23-0:24)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, b2.
                                                            
(0:24-0:29)
                                                            
Pan, camera follows b2 walking down street. Whole body is in
shot.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:29-0:34)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, camera follows g1 walking down different street.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:34-0:39)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, b1.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:39-0:44)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, g2.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:44-0:50)
                                                            
b2 is in different street to previous direction. He has
stopped walking and camera zooms in to CU as he lifts his
head, looks towards sky and smiles.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:50-0:51)
                                                            
CU, g1 looking up, same pose as previous shot.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:51-0:52)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, b1.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:52-0:53)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, g2.
                                                            

4.

                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(0:53-0:59)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, b2 still looking up. Looks back down, camera
zooms out to original position.
                                                            
SPLIT SCREEN
                                                            
(0:59-1:19)
                                                            
Screen splits into four. In each quarter we see a character
walking. Because this section (the chorus) is 20 seconds
long, to maintain variety the characters swap positions four
times every times in total (once every 5 seconds).
                                                            
NORMAL SCREEN
                                                            
(1:19-1:22)
                                                            
g1 walking.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
INT. G'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
LIVE ACTION FILM
                                                            
(1:22-1:26)
                                                            
ECU, G's hand on fret board playing song. Camera looks down
neck of guitar to body.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. STREETS - DAY
                                                            
STOP MOTION
                                                            
(1:26-1:29)
                                                            
g1 walking, same as previous direction.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(1:29-1:35)
                                                            
b1 walking, different street to previous direction.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            

5.

(1:35-1:38)
                                                            
g2 is by now walking through park landscape (as are all
other characters from here on in). Camera zooms in to CU as
her foot comes to the ground.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(1:38-1:39)
                                                            
CU, b2's foot on ground, same position as previous shot.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(1:39-1:40)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, g1.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(1:40-1:41)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, b1.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
(1:41-1:46)
                                                            
AS BEFORE, g2. Camera zooms out to original position and g2
continues walking.
                                                            
SPLIT SCREEN
                                                            
(1:46-2:06)
                                                            
Screen splits into four. In each quarter we see a character
walking. Because this section (the chorus) is 20 seconds
long, to maintain variety the characters swap positions four
times every times in total (once every 5 seconds).
                                                            
NORMAL SCREEN
                                                            
(2:06-2:09)
                                                            
g1 walking and waving, camera arcs around so shot is
opposite her.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
(2:09-2:12)
                                                            
MS, b1 and b2 come together and slap hands in a friendly
gesture.
                                                            

6.

                                         CUT
                                                            
(2:12-2:15)
                                                            
MS, g1 and g2 embrace.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
(2:15-2:18)
                                                            
b1 points out of camera frame, starts with MCU of his face
and moves to CU of his pointing hand.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
(2:18-2:26)
                                                            
POV shot, G walks towards the group/camera, progresses from
LS to MCU.
                                                            
                                         MATCH ON ACTION
                                                            
(2:26-2:28)
                                                            
G continues to walk towards group but away from camera,
progresses from CU to MS.
                                                            
(2:28-2:31)
                                                            
b2 puts his arm around G, we view the group as a MS.
                                                            
(2:31-2:34)
                                                            
MS, group together. g1 looks around and smiles at the
camera.
                                                            
(END OF MUSIC)
                                                            
Freeze frame.
                                                            
                                         GRAPHIC MATCH
                                                            
 
INT. G'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
LIVE ACTION FILM
                                                            
CU, last shot of group turns into photograph on laptop. Zoom
out slowly to see room is empty and the laptop/guitar lie
discarded on the bed.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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