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Rejected May 14, 2012
An animation following a stunt bike, as it drives through various colourful L.A backyards.
The video will be one continuous tracking shot of the stunt rider driving through a variety of Los Angeles backyards. The characters in the backyards will be looping animations.
The vibe will be similar to the NES classic PaperBoy, except the images will all be hand painted in the style of David Hockney, and the images will move from left to right instead of diagonally. The overall mood of the video will be warm, relaxing and cheeky. The video equivalent of melting neapolitan ice cream.
A) An Evel Knievel-style stunt man stands on top of a dirt hill surrounded by colourful streamers, palm trees and a few photographers. The stuntman drives down the ramp picking up speed and charges into a huge loop to loop. He then hits a second ramp and flies over some wrecked cars. The stunt man completes the jump but fails to stop at the victory circle. The bike flies off the course and breaks through a safety barrier into the neighbouring backyards.
B) The motorcycle crashes through multiple backyards inhabited by the following…
A sexy pool party. People are sunbathing and diving. The motorcycle goes over the diving board, lands on the other side of the pool.
The motorcycle passes a steel drum band.
It passes a man scuba diving in his pool.
Girls in a hottub.
A vacant house filled with stray cats.
A homeless man with a barbecue built into a shopping cart, cooking weiners. A flock of seagulls take.
Two 70’s wrestlers, wrestling on a trampoline.
A movie crew filming muppets.
A collection of colourful billboards.
A pornography shoot.
70’s bodybuilders weightlifting.
A group of people rollerskating with a dog.
A ferris wheel.
A fry truck.
An LA gang, harvesting marijuana.
A graffiti artist painting a mural.
A robot dinosaur eating cars.
A garage band.
A helicopter taking off.
A group of cheerleaders stacked into a human pyramid.
Two Dogtown skateboarders, skating in an empty pool.
C) The motorcycle drives down into the empty pool with the skate kids. The bike flies up the opposite side of the pool into the air. We see the motorbike fly out of the backyards and zoom off of a cliff face towards the ocean. We watch the motorbike fall. A rainbow parachute pops out from the stuntman’s back. He glides slowly into the Pacific, being cheered on by some surfers and some curious dolphins.
Fade to black.
*image by David HockneyTweet