Think imagery like the floating window or object in the old twilight zone – outer limit series. Close attention will be paid to the descending musical note when editing.
a life in the moment, is this what you've always wanted, watt?
well, here it is with you tied to it, chained to it, no past, no future
just one forever now.
(make up – just slightly darken eyes, will progressively darken)
oh... down I go, into this pit tossing and flailing in it...twisting and roiling,
blistered and broiling. no way up!
Mike laying flat stretched out alternating positions as the CG spins and twists him. Overlays of heat, steam.
pile yet another blankie on cuz you got a bitter chill in your bones, watt.
that's the way this works: in your mind: arctic waste... meanwhile, your body a blaze! now see that thermometer in your mouth? well, it looks more like a fuse! send that mercury to the top, split the glass and splatter these bulkheads...pop! burstedman.
Close up of mike in a cold sweat (make up). Coldness will be represented in blue tones with mike in the foreground going through multiple color variation. Blue flame may be used as an analogy to a cold sweat.
The thermometer scene (computer generated) with a rising indicator. Sparks will fade in and out. Stills of mike (what you were feeling at this time should guide your facial expressions). These will be used to morph from one to another. Visuals of the thermometer exploding (bursting) CG.
Round Two - round two: 'round and 'round with you mercy seems only a word now as inner keeps becoming outer, the deck continually showered!
Close up of mike face with overlays of the (flashes of the pit, stronger in appearance then when first seen in the video.
hold on, another eruption... bone-shook, every tissue thumping as you dance this insane dance w/each spasm.
see those photos on the bulkhead, watt? your pop, d. boon, the man... look good cuz you might be joining them real quick now.
Slowly panning mike from toe to head with slight jerking (if you were in street clothes (mike) then they should look soaked with sweat, all the time sweating. By this time you are pale in appearance and you eyes are dark.
Camera spinning round with focusing on photo of mike’s pop, d boon and the man, spinning several time with the last few rotation slowing to see mike’s pic with rest, but faded. Then fade to red then black pop! burstedman.
Mike shivering and jerking laying on his side in a fetal position with eye open panning as to be looking ad the photos of his pop, d. boon, and the man.
looks like a steaming bath is the only thing that's going to bring you any relief, watt.
lie there languid, blessed mother of fathers hours and hours...
long as that hot water heater holds out...
This scene will be shot as written in the song. Get out you swim trunks. With fog machine in hand we’ll create a pretty steamy environment. I want to take multiple shots here for overlaying and echoing the this should take us out through the instrumentation.
Instrumentation – 56 sec – morphed photos – standing to kneeling (will be suggested)
when a man's tied to a wheel and that wheel turns,
he turns. reason forsakes him? faith forsakes him?
Just as the lyric says. Tied to a wheel and that wheel turns. The wheel CG. I’m thinking one of those ‘wheel of fates’. Priestly images (jer) and devilish images pete will (faded images) accompany this scene.
virgil! beatrice! I know there's stars up there - I can't see them down here but I know they're up there somewhere.
the third round: nowhere to go but down. 'round and 'round, thirty eight days of fever now
what's gonna give?
This scene takes place in the depths of fire and darkness. (CG), mike on his knees looking up at where star may be, struggling to get on his feet. Some mages that took place through out the song will appear her again as multiple overlays
Again this is where multiple images will overlay (not split screen).
feel that growing in your 'taint, watt?
bearing ball to medicine ball, mocking you like you were with child –
ready to punch right through your own bulkhead!
(editing use)Close up of red boiling water or sauce will be used as an analogy with morphing techniques used for a pulsing pregnant bulkhead and flaming overlays.
and those priests in their white coats, shoving communion pills right down your throat - it won't do you a bit a good now,
Priest images (jer) with to many communion host in his hands (slow motion very
Surreal. This effect will be used throughout the video). Also with images of host falling from above.
Instrumentation (end) – 25 sec
Pop! Montage, overlays, very colorful
I have an effect for the end that will explode the image into very small particle, then gravity pulls these particles to the ground revealing a surprise ending (that means I’m not sure yet).
Wardrobe – Props - Make up
Stills and Video close ups of all of you. A whole bunch. As far as facial expression, I’ll suggest but I leave the final expressions to you guys.
Please bring an extra shirt, one may get a little wet or dirty from misting.
Bring your swim trunks . I really think this scene is important. We can use my bathtub, it will be very clean. If you would feel more comfortable in yours please let me know. I’ll be using a fog machine to help mist up the place.
That’s it as far as your wardrobe and props go.
Slick back your hair (as slick as you can)
If you have a red and a black (pocket less is better) t-shirt that would be perfect. If not don’t worry about any solid t would work. The black was to help the camera perceive you as only a head. The red was to blend with your make up.
That’s it for you
We have a white gown for you to wear. If you wear white (T-Shirt) that would be fine). Wear your hair like a priest.
You have props! 500 communion hosts (not blessed)
I can’t think of anything else. Feel free to bring and prop you all may want to use.