The Black Ghosts – More Than I Can Say

Mime, image for the music video 'More Than I Can Say', song by The Black Ghosts, script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Mime, image for the music video 'More Than I Can Say', song by The Black Ghosts, script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

The Black Ghosts

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

EXT. PARK – DAY

During the BASS-FILLED INTRO , one by one The Black Ghosts, dressed as mimes, make way for their leader.

Now fronting the band with the others at his back playing air instruments the lead moves to the music as if singing.

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

More than I can say

More than I can say

They perform in front of a park bench occupied by a pretty young woman reading a magazine, who despite their attempts is unaffected.

Girl sitting on park bench reading magazine, for music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

The lead writes in front of her as if there were an invisible chalkboard between the two.

The words actually appear where he writes them but began to fade away at the beginning of the sentence and continues to do so, speeding up like a domino effect.

This causes him to speed through writing the lyrics, ‘Is Fading Fast’ before it actually does so.

 

LYRICS

These words were written

in the past

Any meaning they once had

is fading fast

 

In Slo-Mo he runs in place, acting as if he’s running to her.

 

LYRICS

My thoughts are

chasing after you

 

His bandmates gather around him like a barbershop quartet.

LYRICS

But in another man’s words

 

Dropping to his knees he places his hand over his heart, again acting as though he’s singing.

LYRICS

How can I say

what I mean

 

A few feet in front of his object of affection the lead ‘floats’ toward her, his mates moving to the music as they march on both sides in support.

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

Now his body is laid out atop the back of the bench as he rests on his elbow, the others at his back.

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

 

Starting from an extreme close-up of his upside down face mere inches from the magazine we pull out to show that he’s being held in position by his buds, the other two still moving to the music.

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

InSync, they all do a little dance in front of her. After all this, still nothing. She’s still just into her mag.

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

Looking up straight ahead the lead comes at her like a torpedo, manned by his mates.

 

LYRICS

I see-

 

Again coming forward, this time through a barrage of hands.

 

LYRICS

I feel-

 

All on bended knee with him in front, they run their open palms over their throats and down their chests.

 

LYRICS

I touch-

 

Still on bended knee they scoot themselves forward toward her with their leading legs while simultaneously reaching their hands out to her and pulling them back to their chests. (Refer to Michael Jackson’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ to understand the choreography)

 

LYRICS

I want-

 

Their heads sticking out from around her, they match her frozen look.

 

LYRICS

And if we were

frozen in time

Surrounding her head they peer at it while slightly moving their own from side to side.

 

LYRICS

Maybe we’d see

behind those eyes

 

It looks as though the lead has given up as he starts to walk away with his head down and shoulders dropped.

The others gather around him with consoling hands.

 

LYRICS

But maybe it’s the constant doubt

 

In a huddle, it’s as though they come to a tough decision.

Trying to lift each other’s spirits they reassure one another that this is the right way to go.

 

LYRICS

That keeps us here together

stops

the lights go out

 

We only see the back of The Black Ghosts, as their surrounded lead undergoes what appears to be a makeover. (Fast-Forward)

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

(Slo-Mo)

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

(Fast-Forward)

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

(Slo-Mo)

 

LYRICS

More than I can say

More than I can say

 

With each proclamation a makeup sponge is rubbed over an area of painted face, (extreme close-ups) leaving behind white skin.

 

LYRICS

I see-

I feel-

I touch-

I want-

 

A bare hand is held out to the woman.

LYRICS

I see-

She looks up.

 

LYRICS

I feel-

 

Her hand slides into his.

 

LYRICS

I touch-

 

Panning from her to the lead we see what has awoken her spirit.

 

LYRICS

I want-

 

He’s without makeup, handsome and real.

As the lead mouths a question the actual words flow from his mouth and up towards the sky.

WORDS: Can I spend some time with you?

Her reply produces the same results, floating words. .

WORD: Sure.

Hand-in-hand, they start to walk away.

Holding hands.

From one side of The Black Ghosts we start a slow pan. The sides of their faces that are exposed are joyous painted faces, happy for their comrade.

A wider shot of the two love birds leaving.

Back to the guys the pan has reached the other side of their faces as they wave goodbye.

This side is painted of a look of sorrow, having lost their mate. Start to crane up and out toward an extreme wide shot of the area, and all characters who partook in it.

 

FADE OUT:

 

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