OVERVIEW: The video for DRUGS, will be mostly shot on a INFRA-RED modified camera, which captures light not seen by the human eye. We will use this effect to show the difference between the effect of the drugs vs real life.
INTRO SCENE: Video starts with Rejjie lying down facing the camera (after a crazy night of partying, he centered middle of the frame, people are walking over him and around him. The shot will be reminiscent of a Spike lee dolly shot, but with a twist, the camera will be sideways as Rejjie is slowly moving and at a certain point he will get up and the camera will rotate 90 degrees and follow him right side up. Example Below (Note: the whole frame would be filled, this is only as a reference to show the sideways frame:
We will have the rotating camera trick happen several times through the video as a cool way to keep viewers interested throughout the whole video.
We'll have a full song performance of the song from the side angle dolly shot, as well as performances throughout every new scene we do.
Rejjie will begin walking and see a beautiful girl next to an old school car ( possibly same car from the single cover), Rejjie opens the trunk of the car, finds the trunk full of Pill bottles, closes the trunk and gets in the car with the girl and they ride off.
Beginning the car ride is when the Infra-Red effect happens in the video and Rejjie goes through a surreal experience . The girl is the driver for the day and is the one in control (think denzel washington's character in training day), she's taking Rejjie out through the city. Everything being shown now is in this surreal Infra-Red Color space, as the day goes on. Rejjie looks confused the whole day, continues to look at his hands, stares at the girl, stares at birds flying by, wondering what is going on.
As day turns into night the girl takes Rejjie into a carnival, they play games, go on the ferris wheel, win prizes (win a goldfish), eat carnival food (snow cones, corn dogs, cotton candy,. All these things would look really weird and dope in the infra-red space were shooting in.
(If a carnival is not available during our shoot dates, we could switch to an Arcade or Skating Rink Location for this set up. )
Rejjie and the girl get back in the car and leave the carnival, eventually, the girl stops the car pushes Rejjie out and takes off, he lands in the same place he started the day in and passes out. We reveal how he ended up on the floor in the first place.