Savage Garden – I Don’t Care

Train travelling through countryside, image of I Don't Care by Savage Garden.

Train travelling through countryside, image of I Don't Care by Savage Garden.

I Don’t Care

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Savage Garden

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

EXT./INT. TRAIN TRAVELING THROUGH COUNTRYSIDE – DAY

We start to crane down head-on as train steams through the countryside…

Sweep to its side as it passes…

And come around to its back, pushing in towards its caboose…

On inside AS BEAT STARTS.

Continuing with the slow push and through the coach we pass a variety of passengers young and old…

And reach Darren as we come to the end, his simultaneous turnaround to fellow commuters/camera from window with framing ending up as Medium Close-Up.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

I ride this train

in the windswept afternoon

He starts to walk down the aisle…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

And the sunlight warms the faces

of the faithless who are waiting

DISSOLVE TO:

Darren sits between two passengers, leaning forward with his elbows on his knees.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

I ride this train

He starts to sit up…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

But I need a conversation

Turns to his left…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Mozambique

Right…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

or was it

Veronique

how about

Then straight ahead as he brings his leg up to rest on his knee.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

you pick the subject

and I’ll listen to you

DISSOLVE TO:

Wide – Darren stands in background on background vocals, in foreground on foreground vocals.

LYRICS

(Darren singing to camera)

People tell me that I feel too much

but I don’t care

I don’t care

People tell me that I need too much

but I don’t care

I don’t care

DISSOLVE TO:

Extreme Close-Up, train…

As we fall back and up we realize it’s a toy in the hands of a little boy…

And the continual fluid camera also brings Darren into frame, sitting on the floor against the interior of the coach as he gazes at the image that brings about memories.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Mmm…

I ride this train

in a dream-like state of mind

Through a field of frozen memories

Imagination racing

DISSOLVE TO:

Once again seated amongst passengers he leans forward in the direction of the person sitting opposite him…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

I ride this train

But I need to make connections

The person looks back, slightly offended at what they perceive to be a stare…

Which causes Darren to shrink his head down a little, eyes darting away then back…

Away then back…

As he tries to explain.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

No I wasn’t staring

I was only trying

JUMPCUT – IMAGINARY MOMENT

Squatted down right in front of the passenger Darren holds their hand with both of his as he looks up to them…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

To get some substance

To get some meaning

JUMPCUT – BACK TO REALITY

Darren gets up from his seat and starts to walk the aisle again.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I feel too much

ide – He’s in right foreground. Stay in wide as he…

LYRICS

(Darren singing to camera)

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

JumpCuts back to walking down the aisle…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I need too much

Then back to foreground…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Well I don’t care

No I don’t care

Aisle…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I feel too much

Foreground… (Shows a little more emotion than previously)

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Oh no ‘cause I don’t care

No I just don’t care anymore

As I ride this train

DISSOLVE TO:

Daniel playing his guitar as he stands out on the end of the caboose… (Craning up and out to wide as train continues down tracks)

BACK INSIDE Darren sits among passengers just to fill the closeness. (Wide)

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Ooooh…

People tell me that I feel too much

Close-Up, a woman looks out the window…

Darren’s face enters frame, looking from her to the view outside to share the moment.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

DISSOLVE TO:

Darren back in his seat, holds out a deck of fanned out cards to the person he sits by, but they’re not interested in any magic trick and continue reading the newspaper.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I need too much

DISSOLVE TO:

Darren looks to the little boy with the train and smiles as he pulls down on an imaginary train horn.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

From steady wide Darren JumpCuts from background…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I feel too much

To center…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Oh no ‘cause I don’t care

No I just don’t care anymore

To seated…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

As I ride this train

To window…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

As I ride this train

As I ride this train

To standing beside fellow passenger…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Keep on riding this train

To foreground… (To camera)

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

As I ride this train

As I ride this train

Fall back through caboose door…

LYRICS

Mmm…

And upon Daniel, coming to rest at about a foot above eye level… (Out in front of him and angled down)

Then continuing on with a crane up and out as train travels farther and farther into background…

FADE OUT:

Inside an empty light rail train at night, for I Don't Care Beat Mix by Savage Garden

 

I Don’t Care

(Beat Mix)

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Savage Garden

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

EXT. ORIGINAL TRAIN – DAY

The original train from the original song/video heads straight on towards camera…

A nanosecond before THE BEAT KICKS IN the train/frame flips over, simultaneous with BEAT we…

MATCH CAMERA CUT:

INT. LIGHT RAIL TRAIN – NIGHT

Starting from the floor of the LRT we slowly tilt up on a set of drums being played…

As Daniel is brought into frame as the one playing them we start slow fall back…

And as Darren’s VOCALS START he’s brought in as well… (With mic stand. Continue slow fall back all the way to the other end) revealing the two are all alone in the coach.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

I ride this train

in the windswept afternoon

And the sunlight warms the faces

of the faithless who are waiting

I ride this train

But I need a conversation

Mozambique

or was it Veronique?

How about

you pick the subject

and I’ll listen to you

Darren JumpCuts to foreground…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I feel too much

And freezes at the end of the verse, his image appearing a few feet behind him (left side of the aisle) and as this one starts to sing next verse frozen Darren dissolves…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

But I don’t care

But I don’t care

Again he freezes at end of verse, new image appearing a few feet behind him (right side of aisle) and as he starts to sing former self dissolves… (As we continue with this set up we’re slowly pushing back down the aisle to Daniel)

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I need too much

One more freeze, reappear, dissolve…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

This time Darren doesn’t reappear after dissolve, camera settling right in front of Daniel as he BEATS away…

Camera shoots up and over (upside down) as it quickly goes back to the other end of the coach, flipping back over right side up as it finds Darren with his mic stand already there.

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Mmm…

Start slow fall back on him as he stands in place…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

I ride this train

In a dream-like state of mind

Through a field of frozen memories

Imagination racing

He slowly starts to walk forward…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

I ride this train

But I need to make connections

No I wasn’t staring

I was only trying

To get some substance

To get some meaning

Back to the freezes, dissolves, and reappears… (Only this time coming towards camera as it continues to fall back)

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I feel too much

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

People tell me that I need too much

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

People tell me that I feel too much

Oh no ‘cause I don’t care

No I just don’t care anymore

As I ride this train

Extreme Close-Up, drums being POUNDED…

Wide- Darren reappears from a dissolve in front of Daniel…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Ooooh,,,

And stays there (singing every other verse – NOT “people tell me” verse) covering him/them from different angles…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

People tell me that I feel too much

But I don’t care

No I don’t care

People tell me that I need too much

But I don’t care

No I just don’t care

People tell me that I feel too much

Oh no ‘cause I just don’t care

No I just don’t care anymore

As I ride this train

As I ride this train

As I ride this train

Keep on riding this train

As I ride this train

As I ride this train

Darren dissolves…

LYRICS

(Darren singing)

Ooooh…

And we slowly fall back through coach as Daniel PLAYS us out…

LAST FEW MEASURES OF SONG – The light rail train travels off in the distance against the night’s backdrop…

FADE OUT:

Don’t forget to check out the big New Year’s Eve gender reveal, live here on January 1, 2019 midnight Pacific Standard Time!

Gender Reveal Children's Picture Book firefly above garden

 

 

 

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