Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
BLEU BLOOD (new narration)
[as the camera starts to zoom in, until the first fade transition into the window]
A long time ago, in a kingdom far away, there lived a young Prince, the sole heir to the throne.
[while the camera continues to zoom in, until the study scene cuts]
His tutor, a bold and feisty man, was entrusted by His Late Majesty to mold his young charge into a wise and thoughtful King.
[scene with the prince and musical notes only]
Unfortunately, the young Prince had no interest in books and learning.
He longed for a life beyond the Castle walls.
[minstrels shot to outside window shot]
Long days passed as he gazed out the windows... Surely, life beyond held secrets he would never know...
[Advisor shouting until study scene is over]
No, he was constantly reminded of his obligations.
[sitting at the chair profile shot]
As the nights grew longer, the Prince grew restless.
[moon shot to the end of close up sitting in the chair]
A sweet, mournful melody beckoned him through the evening air.
It was gentle, yet lonely, touching the Prince, for he, too, felt forlorn.
[sneaking away shots—bedroom, hall steps, courtyard steps]
But this night was different. No longer able to contain his curiosity, he decided to venture into the Unknown...
[foot stepping to opening the doors]
With a daring step, he pushed open the heavy gates to the World.
[scene with the wind blowing]
A cold wind rushed to meet the Prince with a chill he had never felt before.
[halfway down the steps to the end of the Prince lifting his head]
The first thing he saw, as he descended the last stair, caught him wholly by surprise.
[old woman passing by—2 shots]
An old, ailing woman with only a thin cloak to shield her from the bitter cold, disappeared into the dark night. Lured by her, the Prince followed.
[long shot after the Prince’s feet are seen]
He soon arrived at a small village not far from the Castle grounds.
Discomfort loomed over him, and he grew more fearful with every step.
[halfway close-up to the children scene]
Misery revealed itself in the faces of children huddled together, unable to keep warm by a dying fire.
[extreme close-up eye opens to mother and child]
The young Prince fought back his tears and forced his eyes to see the unimaginable.
[zooming out from the frontal shot of the Prince, the village, and the Castle in the background, to the burning scene]
Here, in this desolate place, he realized the true colors of his Kingdom.
[thorns surrounding scene]
Despair overwhelmed him - it closed in like a crown of thorns, strangling him with sadness.
[eye squeezed shut to finger bleeding scenes]
The feeling, so strong, pierced his soul.
[the Prince fascinated]
And for the first time, the Prince realized his true calling – he bled.
[growing up scene]
The Prince, now aware of the tragedies of his people, returned to the Castle, determined to face his duties.
[study scene to being crowned]
As the years passed, the time came for the Prince to be crowned King.
[zooming out from the crowning scene]
The people rejoiced and celebrated, for the boy they once knew had become a wise and thoughtful ruler.
[music takes over with joy]
[as we zoom out—to the arch and out of the Castle door]
And so, the Kingdom grew prosperous, and everyone in the land lived a life full of happiness for many, many years to come.