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A Draft Script
One of my fire hall mates, who has a background in film, video and screen-writing, has offered his services and has even written a draft script for "the best job in the world". Hmmm ... needs a tad of a re-write, IMHO ... have a read.
Fire Hall Mate Offers Video & Script-writing Help
One of the radio operators at the fire hall has done a fair bit of video work and he was kind enough to offer his expertise. He even wrote a draft script, offered to film the video and put it together.
On one hand, that's great!
On the other hand ...
EXT. YARD - DAY (Scott talking to Camera)
SCOTT - "Hi my name is Scott Kimler"
CUTTO: SIGN - "Scott".
NARRATOR (VO Spanish accent - with echo) - "Scott"
CUTTO: SIGN - "Kimler"
NARRATOR (VO Spanish Accent - with echo) - "Kimler"
EXT. YARD - DAY (Scott to camera)
SCOTT - " There are three reasons why I should get the best job in the world."
CUTTO: SIGN - "#1"
NARRATOR (VO Spanish Accent - with echo) - "NUMERO UNO"
SCOTT - "Number one. Preparation."
CUTTO: Scott's hand with sun-block.
SCOTT (VO) - "Sun-block"
CUTTO: Scott putting on diving mask and speaks through the mask.
SCOTT - "I'm dive certified."
CUTTO: Scott placing some sunglasses on his face and looks cool.
SCOTT - "Shades are crucial."C
UTTO: Scott doffs an Australian bush hat but with the flat side to front. Scott looks up to the hat.
SCOTT (questioning) - "Is this thing on right?"
SCOTT - "And I've been working on the language."
(Scott concentrates and pronounces slowly and wrongly)
SCOTT - "KRIII, KEY"
CUTTO: SIGN - "NUMBERO DOS"
NARRATOR (VO - SPANISH ACCENT - ECHO) - "Numbero Dos"
SCOTT - "I've been a tourist all my life. In fact we have an on going blog about our adventures ..."
CUTTO: SIGN - PAN OF WEB SITE
SCOTT (VO) "... which draws over fifty thousand unique visitors a month."
SCOTT - "I cycled across the U.S.A. from ... "
CUTTO: SIGN - DRAWN BIKE IMAGE - right orientated.
SCOTT (VO) "West to east"
CUTTO: SIGN - DRAWN BIKE IMAGE - Left oriented.
SCOTT (VO) - "East to west."
CUTTO: SIGN DRAWN BIKE IMAGE - Top orientated.
SCOTT (VO) - "and north to south."
SCOTT - "Just as a note. I've walked across America as well."
CUTTO: SIGN - "NUMERO TRES"
NARRATOR (VO - SPANISH ACCENT - ECHO) - "Numbero Tres"
SCOTT - "OK. Hears the deal. I can sing."
CUTTO: (Scott different location. Scott delivers single operatic styled note)
SCOTT - "Well, sorta, but I can dance."
CUTTO: (Scott different location. Scott does a two-step)
SCOTT - "Well, kinda, But the most important thing of all. I can tell a good story."
CUTTO: (Scott with Alex listening raptly to Scott telling her a story.)
SCOTT - "And then when we were hiking the pacific coast trail. I fought a bear. A grizzly bear."
ALEX - "Daddy, is that true?"
SCOTT - "Mostly".
CUTTO: (Scott wrestling a Grizzly bear.)
NARRATOR (VO) - "Remember Scott Kimler, the best man for the best job in the world."
In other news, I'm swamped with web-work suddenly (www.lklaw.ca wants their new website deployed next week and www.ncid.bc.ca wanted their Improvement District site updated) AND I've caught Alex's cold. Been a tad on the "who's got time, can't be motivated" side of things, lately.