Music video script_template_danny watt first draft
Music Video ScriptInstructionsOn the following page is a blank table in script format. The rows number themselvesautomatically, so you can insert or delete rows as the project requires by selecting a row orrows then right-clicking within the selection and clicking on “insert rows or “delete rows”.You can also move rows by draggingThe Video column is for descriptions of visuals and should include camera directions,transition descriptions and anything else visually important. You can also insert graphics tobetter illustrate or storyboard the script.The Audio column is for narration, and music and audio f/x descriptions and direction. Thenarration should be clearly distinguished from the audio notes (usually the narration in eachscene begins with NARR: and the other audio notes are in parentheses or italics, or adifferent color). The point is to make the narration easy enough to spot that the narrationcan be read without requiring the reader to search through confusing text. The Audiocolumn is also set to 1.5 spacing – this leaves room for notes.Save this document under a new name and delete these first three pages to create a scriptusing our template.
Music Video ScriptVideo Title: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons VIDEO AUDIO LYRICS / NARRATION / MUSIC / FX1. The video starts with computer There is an intro which shows edited text saying “Radioactive” to text saying “Radioactive” as an introduce the name of the song.The scene then fades to black. opening to the music video. Shot fading to black. 0:00-0:082. The second scene is set in a field The music intro starts faintly and with an old bridge with nobody on this scene however no lyrics around except from all members of the band. There is an extreme are being sung yet. 0:08-0:25 longshot of scene which shows the surrounding area and the band members from a distance.3. Then there is a long shot at a The music gets steadily louder slight low angle showing the entire as the camera zooms in. 0:25- band humming the tune to the song while one of them plays a guitar. 0:58 There is a slight zoom in on the band.4. The main singer has a close up as “Im waking up to ash and dust he starts singing. There is then a I wipe my brow and I sweat my panning shot showing the rest of the band either playing their rust instruments or backing singing. The Im breathing in the lyrics the band are singing, are about the lead singer taking drugs, chemicals”0:58-1:08 “breathing in the chemicals”5. The scene shifts to an abandoned “Im breaking in, shaping up, then warehouse, which has a makeshift stage were the band are preforming checking out on the prison bus for no one. There is a mid-shot This is it, the apocalypse which slowly rises from a low angle view to a high angle view showing Whoa”1:08-1:26 the whole band preforming. These lyrics are about how the lead singer’s drug using life style will end with him either in prison or with his death which is referred to as “the apocalypse”.
Music Video Script VIDEO AUDIO LYRICS / NARRATION / MUSIC / FX6. The scene change to the lead singer “Im waking up, I feel it in my walking along a country road on his bones own looking down at his feet. This is a long shot at a slightly high Enough to make my systems blow angle. He is looking worn and Welcome to the new age, to the tired. There is a long shot as he’s walking towards where the camera is new age”1:26-1:35 shooting directly ahead of him. The shot then cuts to a close up of his face as he slowly looks up. Then the camera cuts to a tracking shot of the lead singer from the side continuing to walk the lonely road. This verse is about the lead singer trying to come to a “new age” in his life where he no longer takes drugs. The walk symbolizes his journey he is going through to get to the point he no longer uses drugs.7. The scenery then cuts to mid-shot “Welcome to the new age, to the ofthe lead singer (which new age slowlyzooms in)sitting in a field by himself, looking as though he is Whoa, whoa, Im radioactive, having an emotional think. There is radioactive then a flash back of him abusing drugs and alcohol in a darkened Whoa, whoa, Im radioactive, alleyway. Then back to the field of radioactive” an extreme close up of the singer blinking in slow motion at a slight Small slow-motion part 1:35-1:52 low angle view. This scene relates shows the lead singer looking back on his drug fueled lifestyle hence the “flashback”. He believes himself to be “radioactive” meaning he is poisoned by drugs meaning his whole life is essentially dying due to his habit.8. The scene cuts back a side/mid-shot “I raise my flags, dye my of the full band at the abandoned clothes bridge shown earlier, singing and playing their instruments. The Its a revolution, I suppose camera then shows a close-up of Well paint it red to fit right each band member individually. Then back to the side/mid-shot of the in band. “It a revolution” relates to Whoa”1:52-2:05 how his band members are trying to help him stop his habits by revolutionizing his ways.
Music Video Script VIDEO AUDIO LYRICS / NARRATION / MUSIC / FX9. The scene shifts back to the “Im breaking in, shaping up, abandoned warehouse, with a long- then checking out on the prison shotwith a low angle view of the entire band preforming as though bus they had a huge audience. This is it, the apocalypse There are then two mid-shotsshowing the band in two halves playing in Whoa” 2:05-2:19 slow-motion at High angle views from the sides of the makeshift stage. These lyrics again relate to how the lead singer sees his life ending if he doesn’t change.10. The scene changes back to a long- “Im waking up, I feel it in my shot the singer walking down the bones lonely road shown earlier. He seems much more drained of energy than Enough to make my systems blow before and he suddenly stops. There Welcome to the new age, to the is an extreme close up of him blinking in slow-motion (similar to new age” earlier in the video). He then Small slow-motion part2:19-2:31 turns to his right and makes his way to a hill in the near short distance. As he turns to his right a long-shot from behind shows him walking towards the hill. The scene slows how hard the lead singer’s journey is by having him shown as tired and drained of energy. These lyrics again relate to the lead singer trying to change his ways.11. The scene skips a side mid-shot of “Welcome to the new age, to the the singer slowly making his way up new age the hill (shot from side). The scene skips to him closer from the Whoa, whoa, Im radioactive, top of the hill with a low radioactive anglelong shot from behind. The walk up the hill shows the lead Whoa, whoa, Im radioactive, singers journey to make a new turn radioactive” 2:31-2:49 in his life improving and coming to an end.12. The scene cuts to the band playing “All systems go, sun hasnt died very enthusiastically on the Deep in my bones, straight from makeshift stage again. There is a high angle panning shot it slow inside” 2:49-3:01 motion showing the whole band preforming to nobody. The enthusiasm the band has relates to how much faith they have that the lead singer will prevail. “Sun hasn’t died” means the lead singer hasn’t given up on himself succeeding.
Music Video Script VIDEO AUDIO LYRICS / NARRATION / MUSIC / FX13. The scene changes to a mid-shotof “Im waking up, I feel it in my the band back at the abandoned bones bridge at the start of the music video. Very enthusiastically Enough to make my systems blow playing their instruments. This is Welcome to the new age, to the shot with a slightly lower angle, with all the band members facing new age” 3:01-3:13 the camera. This scene again shows the bands faith in the lead singer. “I’m waking up” means the leads singer has almost beaten his addiction to drugs.14. The last shot shows the lead singer “Welcome to the new age, to the reach the top of the hill new age (sidelong-shot). The there is a panning mid-shot around the lead Whoa, whoa, Im radioactive, singer as he puts his arms out to radioactive resemble a cross. The shot then fades to black slowly as the song Whoa, whoa, Im radioactive, ends, finishing the music video. radioactive” The lead singer at the top of the hill symbolizes the lead singer has Scene fades to black signifying beaten his addiction and has the end of the song.3:13-3:32 cleansed himself from drug abuse. His arms out to make a cross shape shows religion may have been a factor (along with his bang members) to beat his addiction.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.