Darren Hayes – Dublin Sky

For the second day (and first weekend of its launch) of our Music Video Weekends I’m posting the first music video script I ever wrote, Dublin Sky, song by Darren Hayes.

Some of the scripts I write include camera direction, others do not. For me it all depends on what the song is asking for, how it wants to come to life in a visual form. The same rings true on whether or not the video will unfold like a story, be performance driven, or a combination of the two.

With this particular song it was important that camera movement was aligned with the feel of it, and so I included it with the descriptions.

Enjoy…:)

 

Dublin Sky Cover

Song By

Darren Hayes

Music Video Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

All Rights Reserved.

 

FADE IN:

On a starry night sky…

We Slowly Tilt Down On Dublin As Night Turns To Predawn…

(During INTRO)

And find Darren taking his time walking down a lonely city street, Camera Coming To A Rest As BEAT COMES IN… (Track Darren)

LYRICS

(Darren Singing to Camera)

I’ve been down a lonely street tonight
And I don’t know what’s wrong with me
I don’t know what’s wrong with me
The clouds cover up the Dublin sky
I don’t know what’s left of me
I don’t know what’s right with me

DISSOLVE TO:

With his palm against plate glass, Darren stares at a showcase of a storefront’s window…

(Very Slow Pan)

And We Push In Through The Glass, Towards A Brilliantly-Crafted Orchid On Display…

And Into It, which starts to transform us into a different world…

LYRICS

(Darren Singing)

And I’ve tried to keep my distance
And I’ve sung Amazing Grace
I’ve tarnished all our memories
But there’ll always be a trace of you

DISSOLVE MATCH CUT TO:

EXT. RIVER PIER – DAY (FLASHBACK)

In Slo-Mo, Slow Fall Back From ECU on an orchid, Darren, at his Beauty’s back, holding it out in front of her for her to take.

LYRICS

Of you

I remember laughing on that river’s edge
Trying to get you to jump with me
Trying to get you to fall for me

DISSOLVE TO:

The flower now in the Beauty’s ear the two stand face-to-face, fingers of both hands interlaced as Darren professes his love…

LYRICS

And your trembling heart it beat so fast
Holding hands you promised me
Holding hands we counted to three

Although the setting is romantic, and Darren’s intentions pure, his Beauty somewhat holds back with a trace of hesitation.

LYRICS

And I felt your slipping fingers
And I saw you change your mind

To lighten the tension Darren unexpectedly twirls his Beauty around and falls back, there to catch her at just the right moment, which brings a smile to both.

LYRICS

If I hadn’t dragged you in with me
You would have let me dive without you

DISSOLVE TO:

ECU, Present Darren…

LYRICS

(Darren Singing)

Ohhhh…

DISSOLVE TO:

ECU, interlacing of Darren and his Beauty’s fingers start to separate…

(Slo-Mo)

LYRICS

Without you

DISSOLE TO:

Present Day – Wide Shot, Darren trapped in his stare of the haunted image of the past…

LYRICS

Ohhh…

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. RIVER PIER – DAY (FLASHBACK)

In Slo-Mo, barely teens, Darren and his Beauty play in the river together…

LYRICS

They sent you all the way from Hollywood
And maybe that Dublin sky was changing you

In a moment of playfulness they find themselves intimately close and pause with attraction for one another…

LYRICS

It put diamonds in your eyes
I always thought we were going to make it through
But I wanted to hear it first from you

In Slo-Mo We Go Into Continous 360’s Around The Two As They Slowly Have Their First Kiss…

LYRICS

Ohhh…

DISSOLVE TO:

Present Day – Darren Continuing on down the lonely street…

LYRICS

(Darren Singing)

How many days am I going to regret you?
How many nights till I forget you?
Have I been wasting all those years?
Held down by these tears?

DISSOLVE TO:

Wide – As Darren walks a path in a wooded area…

(The sky now dawn)

LYRICS

(Darren Singing)

How many dreams have I left deserted?
How many hopes have been diverted?
Have I been buried in the dirt?
Held down by this hurt?

DISSOLVE TO:

FROM ECU Fall Back On Darren as he looks out at the Dublin Sky, revealing he’s now at the river’s pier…

LYRICS

(Darren Singing)

How many loads did I let you hijack?
How many ways can I stand here in playback?
How did I end up lying here
Crying underneath the Dublin sky?

DISSOLVE TO:

A Series Of Shots Of ECU’s, CU’s, MS, Etc. As They DISSOLVE Into One Another of Darren pouring his heart out on the pier images of he and his past Beauty Appearing and Dissolving All About…

LYRICS

(Darren Singing)

How many days am I going to regret you?
How many nights till I forget you?
Have I been wasting all these years?
Drowning in my tears?

How many nights am I going to regret you?
How many days till I forget you?
Have I been wasting all these years?
Drowning in my tears?

Something catches his eye…

The sunset starts to set the dawn Dublin Sky ablaze…

And LIGHT begins to pour down upon his face…

(Perhaps hope)

LYRICS

Ohhh….

 

FADE OUT:

 

Now that you’ve read the video, have a listen to the song, to see how one becomes the other…:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07kJLLehav8

 

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