Michael Jackson 24-Hour Tribute: Hour #15 Speed Demon (Episode 1)

Michael Jackson tears up the highway in this music video script for Speed Demon.

Speed Demon

(Episode 1)

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Michael Jackson

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

A speed demon of a ride silently pulls up the side a patrol car outside a desert diner.

As SONG STARTS we pan over to the driver, the cop through the diners window quickly jumping up off his stool, collecting his things and rushing out in response to the peel out.

(During the INTRO, every time Mike’s vocals come in a shot of camera shooting to an Extreme close-up of him is inserted)

Cop SLAMS on the gas and PEELS out too, radioing it in…

Tracking him speeding down the highway we accelerate camera into a fall back (momentary fast-forward) returning to real-time speed as we float over Michael’s car in reverse and set on him from in front of the windshield. (The open desert on both sides speeding by)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I’m headed for the border

it’s on my mind

and nothin’ really matters

I’ve got to be on time

As Michael looks into his rearview mirror we kick into some effects, camera shooting to it and ricocheting off into fast-forward through the back windshield and down the strip of the highway to find…

The cruiser fast approaching with flashing lights.(Stop fast-forward/camera holts)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Look in the view mirror

We start to push in as it keeps speeding forward…

LYRICS

 Is he hot on my tracks

… And shoot towards its flashing lights just before it hits camera, ricocheting off the lights and fast-forwarding back up the highway to…

LYRICS

Is he getting nearer

I feel some heat is on

my back

A twisted CGI of speeding through speed… (Clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Close-up, Mike, CGI speed zooming past…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Speedin’ on the freeway

Gotta get a leadway

Twisted CGI of speeding through speed… (Counter clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Camera on Mike, car grill in foreground, he in background. (CGI speed zooming past)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Doin’ it on the highway

gotta have it my way

Twisted CGI of speeding through speed… (Clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Close-up, Mike, CGI speed zooming past…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Mind is like a compass

I’m stoppin’ at nothin’

Twisted CGI… (Counterclockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Close-up, Mike looking from his back to the open road in front of him. (Looking to camera)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(he say)

Pull over boy

and get your ticket right

Quick multiple shots:

– –Extreme low angle Michael shifting gears.

– – Foot takin’ pedal to the metal.

– – Tire speeding over pavement.

– – Car whipping over camera.

Which leads us to another head on shot of Mike singing to camera through windshield as he drives…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

And nothin’ gonna stop me

ain’t no stop and go

I’m speedin’ on the midway

I gotta really

burn this road

Twisted CGI… (Clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Close-up, Mike, CGI speed zooming past…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Speedin’ on the freeway

gotta get the leadway

Twisted CGI… (Counter clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Camera on Mike, car grill in foreground, he in background. (CGI speed zooming past)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Doin’ it on the highway

gotta have it my way

Twisted CGI… (Clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Close-up, Mike, CGI zooming past…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Mind is like a compass

I’m stoppin’ at nothin’

Twisted CGI… (Counter clockwise)

LYRICS

(speed demon)

Mike’s speed demon THRUSTING down the highway so fast the CGI speed starts to mesh with the inferno from hell, making it animated…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(he say)

Pull over boy

and get your ticket right

Now completely animated (including Michael) he speeds through an animated realm of speed. (Turnin’, burnin’, sharp angles, etc. – quick multiple shots)

LYRICS

Speed demon

You’re the very same one

who said the futures in your hands

The life you save could be your own

You’re preachin’ ‘bout my life

like you’re the law

Gonna live each day and hour like

for me there’s no tomorrow

As if not going fast enough, explodes forward with even more speed…

Faster…

Faster…

(With each “go”)

AS HORNS BLOW IN Michael has reached a SPEED BEYOND FAST, everything now appearing in Slo-Mo…

… Items in the car floating around as if they were in space…

… The CGI SPEED all around actually images of Michael dancing (if you look close enough)

LYRICS

Go! Go! Go! Aaow!

The images start to go back to live-action, the car and Michael transforming back to normal imagery as well as their surroundings returning to that of the desert speeding by, covering him and his machine with an array of different shots.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(speed demon)

Speedin’ on the freeway

gotta get a leadway

(speed demon)

Got fire in my pocket

I just lit a rocket

(speed demon)

Just pull over boy

and get your ticket right

(speed demon)

Pull over boy

and get your ticket right

(speed demon)

Just

Pull over boy and eat your ticket

The cop not anywhere in sight, Mike pulls over with a skid. (High angle)

LYRICS

Pull over boy

Flowing out of the car like only he can do, he starts dancing in front of it…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Pull over boy

and get your ticket right

Ugh!

Aaow!

Uhh!

Hoo!

Get your ticket right

Pull over boy

get your ticket right

Pull over boy

and get your ticket right

Pull over boy

Pull over boy

and get your ticket

eat yo’ ticket

get your ticket

eat yo’ ticket

yo’, hoo! Aaow!

Get your ticket right

From an Extreme close-up of the back tire PEELING AWAY Mike SPEEDS off…

FADE OUT:

 

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