Outfit & Shoes
Jane should wear some really short, work out shorts, athletic shoes, and appropriate top to go to the gym.
**The starter went out while filming with the Jeep, so we had to improvise. The general idea of the video is still intact but there is a scene of a ‘stranger’ helping Jane try and jump her old Jeep off on the side of the road and then the video ends with Jane borrowing Aunty Scarlet’s old Volvo but it won’t start.**
In this video Jane is going to work out but first drops her son off at “Aunty Scarlet’s” to watch him while she is gone. She has trouble starting the Jeep after each stop. This will be a 15 minute video.
Camera Angles, Action
The video will be filmed from the POV of her son in the backseat behind the passenger seat and then from the front seat after he is “dropped” off. From both locations the camera should get full body shots with some close-ups on her legs focusing on her bouncing thigh. As usual, I would not want any feet close-ups.
Hopefully the Jeep can be manipulated (pre-flooded) so she can do some fairly long cranks and then have it eventually start up. If not, I am great with you rigging it not to start at all and then pausing the filming to rig it where it will start again; this is truly OK with me because I prefer longer cranks rathe than having her playing around with it while the camera is rolling trying to get it to do what we want.
As the video goes along and it becomes apparent it doesn’t want to start, she should hold the key longer and longer and pump it harder and faster. Jane is a great pumper so she can just do her thing with full leg pumping (no ankle pumping) and holding to the floor mixed in. Please be sure the seat is adjusted up far enough so she can comfortably reach the pedal without stretching and we get good bouncing thigh action. I have some dialogue in here but it does not have to be exact as long as we get the idea.
As filming begins, the Jeep is under (or beside) the carport. The camera is shooting from the backseat behind the passenger’s seat – POV of her son – as Jane puts her back in the backseat behind the driver’s side and then climbs in behind the wheel. She asks her son if he has everything he wants to go over to Aunty Scarlet’s for a bit. She begins trying to start the Jeep but it won’t start. It has been giving her trouble so it doesn’t take long for her to become exasperated.
She tries over and over pumping the pedal, holding it down, pumping some more. She gets more urgent as she goes because she doesn’t want to be late for her workout class. She is urgently trying to get it started, cranking it over for long periods sometimes and pumping it rapidly, sometimes holding it firmly to the floor. The camera is getting full body and leg shots and several close-up thigh shots looking over the seat (you know what I like). It eventually starts and the camera fades as she begins to back up.
When the camera fades back in, it is filming from the passenger seat. The Jeep is now up by the door of the house. Jane is telling her son she’ll be back soon and thanking Aunty Scarlet then she turns and hurries back to the Jeep. As before, when she tries to start it, it won’t so again she is urgently trying to get it started, cranking it over for long periods sometimes and pumping it rapidly, sometimes holding it firmly to the floor. The camera is getting full body and leg shots and several close-up thigh shots. When it finally starts the camera fades as she puts in in gear and drives off.
The camera fades back in as she is driving to the gym. It would be great if there were a couple stalls and hard starts along the way (where safe). She arrives in the parking lot (any lot) and the camera fades as she grabs her gym bag and climbs out.
*Jeep went kaput here. Tried jumping it off but ended up having to use the Volvo for the remainder of the video. Jane tries to get it started but no luck.*
The camera fades back in still filming from the passenger seat. She puts her bag in the seat behind her and then climbs in. Another cranking battle ensues with the Jeep not wanting to start. She cranks and pumps rapidly and holds the pedal to floor. The camera is getting full body and leg shots and several close-up thigh shots. It takes her several tries but when it finally starts the camera fades as she puts in in gear and drives off. The camera fades back in filming from the backseat behind the passenger seat again. The Jeep is up by the house again and Jane is closing the rear passenger side door asking her son if he had a good time. She goes around and gets in and begins the process of trying to get the car started. Once more, it is not wanting to start. She is exasperated with it at this point and it shows. She is hammering the pedal, grinding on the starter but it still won’t start. As before, the camera is getting full body and bouncing thigh shots. It finally starts and Jane gets it turned around. As she is heading down the driveway, it conks out just before she gets to the street. More cranking and pumping ensues and when it becomes clear to her that the Jeep is not going to start (or she kills the battery), she tells her son to get out that they need to go back up to Aunty Scarlet’s and get a ride home. The camera fades as they are walking back towards the house.