SCENE: INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES.
# of shots: ~ 26
Location: U of A as a BLK Headquarters, empty office as Executive Washer’s office.
Executive Damien Washer: John Michael Ocasio
Harris Black: Gabriel Ocasio.
Derek Phillips: Nathan Aylestock
Camera: Nathan Aylestock
Tools necessary: Step ladder, tripod, extra chair if needed, camera rig (small), Laptop, John’s laptop, cellphone, battery pack for glow hoodie, glasses of scotch, scotch bottle (apple juice, lemonade), Black and Decker pistol, Decker’s Hatchet, blue hoodie, sunglasses, an apple.
(BLK BASE THEME ORIGINAL)
Shot #1 is going to be on one of the bridges and tilts up to see the building. (tripod)
Shot #2 is going to navigate the halls. The camera will make its way to the office to see Harris entering the office from the opposite way. We see past him, looking at the executive sitting behind the desk. Camera will close in on the executive. Executive will have his fingers touching tips over his desk, with leg crossed, and leaned forward slightly (no glasses, yes accent.)
Harris: You’ll walk in, with the hatchet in your grip but over your shoulder. You shut the door behind the camera man and stop before the Executive’s desk.
Executive Washer: You are sitting in your chair looking impatient (Harris is on your clock).
Shot #3 is going to be on a tripod in the corner of the office looking at Harris with the executive in view.
Harris: “That’s a nice Apple. How much was it?”
Executive Washer: *You look from the apple fruit to the mac laptop and then back to the apple fruit appearing confused, raise an eyebrow like Spock does, and say, “Which one?”
Harris: *pause for a second* Now you’re impatient. You simply repeat your question using one word, you say, “The Apple.”
Executive Washer: *With eyebrow still raised, you glance from the Mac to the fruit and point at it the fruit. You say, “The fruit was 99 cents a pound.”
Harris: *genuinely interested (maybe take off your sunglasses), “Really? 99 cents a pound? That’s a great deal!”
Executive: *nodding, “Indeed, indeed.”
Harris: *genuinely interested, “And the Apple?”
Executive Washer: “I think that’s beside the point. (pause) Take a seat. Have a drink.”
Shot #4 is going to be focused on Harris without Executive Washer in the view, but with the coffee and extra cup in view on the desktop out of focus. (tripod)
Harris: You take off your sunglasses. You’ve been called here for a reason and you’re pretty sure the reason isn’t to relax and sit and chat. You’re busy and you need to get straight to the point of your visit. “No disrespect sir, but I’d rather not.”
Shot #5 is going to be focused solely on the Executive from a front-right angle. (tripod)
Executive Washer: You expected this response from Harris. You know him too well. You say: “Hmph, you were never one for sitting still anyway. You were always on the move while Phillips strategized. As a result, he was the one that learned responsibility and patience.“
Shot #6 is going to be focused on Harris without the Executive in the view. (tripod)
Harris: You feel offended and even more impatient. “Sir, (pause, trying to remain patient) if you sent me here to insult me…“
Shot #7 is going to be focused over Harris’s shoulder down at Executive Washer in his seat. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: You don’t appreciate Harris’s tone, but the gravity of the matter you need to discuss is more burdening. You simply say something like: “I send you here whenever I feel fit there’s an important matter to discuss. Why don’t you have a seat?“
Shot #8 is going to be focused on Harris without Executive Washer in the view. (tripod)
Harris: You’re more impatient as time goes by. You confirm your desire to stand with a simple: “Is something wrong, sir?“
Phillips has been compromised
Shot #9 is going to be focused past Harris’s arm across at Executive Washer in his seat. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: You can’t hide your distress. You sigh and look up at Harris. You say: “…Phillips has been captured.“
Harris: You seat yourself, thinking only of your friendship with Phillips.
Shot #9 (continued) We get a glimpse of Harris sitting suddenly.
Shot #10 (tripod) Side view of Harris suddenly sitting into the chair, not even thinking about it. All he’s thinking about is his friendship with Phillips. Focused on the face. Tidbits of memories come to him: His training with Phillips and the words he told to Harris:
>>Flash Back>> Scene skips. (At bench) Phillips: “No one gets left behind in Olympus.” Scene skips.
Shot #10 (continued)
Harris: You look from the floor back up to Executive Washer.
Shot #11 is going to be a wide view of the two sitting, a stationary view. (tripod)
Executive Washer: “We haven’t heard back from him. According to Samantha’s data, his last known location was Sector NY-9.“
Shot #12 is going to be focused over the Executive’s shoulder to see Harris sitting. (shoulder rig)
Harris: You automatically know where this location is. “New York,” you say.
Flat Head’s background
Shot #13 is going to be a medium-wide shot of the two from the opposite side of the room, opposite to that of Shot #11. (tripod)
Executive Washer: You will say something along the lines of: “As you recall, I sent you after Decker’s Hatchet >>Super imposed flashback of Harris killing Decker in the forest>> and Phillips after a D.K.R. War Criminal by the name of “Flat Head”.
Harris: You stand after hearing the name and you grow increasingly vengeful. You walk towards the desk and stop.
Shot #13 (continued) We catch a glimpse of Harris suddenly standing.
Shot #14 is going to be focused on Harris without Executive Washer in the view. He’s walking closer to the desk. (shoulder rig)
Harris: “Who is he?“
Shot #15 is going to be focused over Harris’s shoulder to see Executive Washer talking. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: “He’s a sociopath bent on destroying B.L.K. forces, our government, our way of life. Everything you need to know about him is in here.” You hand the data chip to Harris that has documents in it.
Shot #16 is going to focus solely on the handing of the data chip to Harris and Harris takes it. (shoulder rig)
Shot #17 is going to be focused on Harris’s closing in on him after he plugs the chip into his hoodie and now he meditates. Executive Washer starts speaking.
Executive Washer: “Make sure you have access to the thumbnails.”
Harris: *You raise your thumbs and glare at them, eyes slightly widened. Then you look back at John. “I’m pretty sure I have access to my own thumbnails.”
Executive: “No, the photos within the thumb drive.”
Harris: “You never told me I have photos implanted in my thumbs!”
Executive: “No, no. The thumb drive I gave you! Just access the photos and learn Flat Head’s history.” (shoulder rig)
Begin using stock footage of Marines and United States flag in the After Effects Template.
Executive Washer: “His father, John Calcutta, was a five-star general in the Marines and his sons served under him. After an untimely assassination, John was the next in line to be the Secretary of Defense and his sons were jumped into Black ops division. Secretary Calcutta coordinated a peace effort by sending his wife, Susan Calcutta Belton, into neutral territory where peace was thin. She was an ambassador. But she got captured and severely tortured by war criminals. SecDef wouldn’t grant aid to her. His sons instead sanctioned their own Black ops extraction against his will. But it was too late. Their mother was gone, they were captured and tortured as well.
John was one of the few men I know to be a friend though he is D.K.R. He was trading sophisticated arms with our side, but no one knew except his wife. When the bandits went to shoot Nick in the head, it’s been witnessed that the bullet literally ricocheted off his head the bullet and killed the shooter. He earned name of “Flat Head”. But the effects of that injury caused him to lead a double life, and his dual personality only continued to grow as the years went on, as he plotted to murder his father the SecDef. When that maniac stepped into the base and achieved the impossible, he became known as Killer of Defense as he had managed to assassinate his father for dealing with B.L.K. forces. Decker’s forces found him in an insane asylum and discharged him to head the technology development. They’re currently working on Project: Olympus.” (tripod)
Shot #18 is a close up of Harris’s face side view. (tripod)
Harris: You look a little upset: “Olympus,” you repeat.
(Modern day plans)
Shot #19 is going to be a mid-close view of the two facing each other. Camera is going to adjust to view each person directly. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: “It’s a division of Technological advancements in the dynamics of magic.“
Harris: “Magic? They’ve been trying and failing to simulate magic for generations.“
Executive Washer: “With Flat Head at their disposal, they’ve harnessed Magic-Ops.” You scoff and lean back in disbelief. “Means you don’t have to be a B.L.K descendant anymore to produce supernatural elements.“
Harris: “That’s not possible.“
Shot #19 is going to be focused solely on the Executive from a front-right angle. (tripod)
Executive Washer: “It wasn’t supposed to be possible that the B.L.K. bloodline lived, but here you are.“
Shot #20 is going to be focused on Harris without the Executive in view. (tripod)
Harris: You feel the need to push along an engagement. “What are you saying? Are you giving me permission to extract Phillips?“
Shot #21 is going to rise with Executive Washer as he turns from Harris. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: You are detecting where this conversation is heading and you disagree with Harris. You stand up and turn away. And camera backs up to bring Harris into view. “There will be no extraction. By now, he’ll have folded. We have Decker’s Hatchet, that’s all we need to tip the balance of this war.“
Shot #22 is focused on Executive Washer with Harris past him blurred out. Harris walks toward Executive Washer two steps, rather upset. (shoulder rig)
Harris: This isn’t what you want to hear. You can’t let Phillips down. You have to get him somehow, you have to defend his honor. You defend with: “Sir, with all due respect, are you out of your mind?“
Shot #23 is going to be focused over Harris’s shoulder to see Executive Washer talking. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: You turn back around and have your hands behind your back. You sigh. “We never did see eye-to-eye on things. I know Phillips was your friend.“
Shot #24 is going to be focused over Executive Washer’s shoulder to see Harris talking. (shoulder rig)
Harris: You are beginning to get more upset on the issue. You can’t just leave your best friend behind. You make an argument: “He is my friend. He’s not dead, and I won’t… I won’t leave him behind.“
>>Flash back>> (Phillips: “You’d come back for me if I did, right? Get left behind?”)
Shot #25 is going to be setup at mid-close to see each character facing each other and is going to adjust to view each actor directly. (shoulder rig)
Executive Washer: “Son, you are one agent. You have no training in Black-ops, you have no idea how far the enemy is in manufacturing these Magic-Ops. You would be outmanned and outgunned.“
Harris: “We have the hatchet now. You and I both know its power in the hands of a B.L.K.“
Executive Washer: “Up until a few days ago, you didn’t even know who you were. You have no idea how to harness your power. We can’t risk losing you and the hatchet to our enemies. You step foot on their territory and return and you will be held in the highest penalty of the law. Under no circumstance are you authorized to go inbound to retrieve Phillips, do I make myself clear?“
Shot #26 is a transition from the office to the introduction title screen and template with different introductory music.
Subtitles present-day 2 hours later
Introduction credits come in. Aerial views of New York.
Audio Executive Washer: “I said, do I make myself clear?“
Audio Harris: “Yes sir.“
(Clips of Harris at the base overlooking the garage and seeing thugs on patrol, we see different levels of thugs walking about, eating, talking, and patrolling.)