Sampling Collecting Collectables Part 2: The beginning

 

  1. COLLECTERS SHOP.DAY 

Camera pans around Milton Myrtle’s collector’s shop. 

Milton (VO) 

During my 25 years on this planet, I have been called many things, Geek, Nerd on one occasion Poindexer and many other very rude names…but now I am know as one of the biggest players in the collector’s world. 

Milton is standing at a cabinet, Milton is arranging vintage superhero figures. The shop bell rings. 

Milton  

Hello? 

Milton looks up. 

 

Milton  

(Excited)

Ow hey Doreen! 

Milton walks up to the counter. 

Doreen 

Hey Milton!… have the Dragon Force collectables arrived? 

Milton 

You know me I can get anything just for you! 

Milton smiles at Doreen. Milton pops below the counter, ruffling noises are made, Milton pops back up. 

Milton  

Here you go Miss Donnelly!  

 

Milton hands statue figure wrapped in bubble wrap to Doreen

Doreen 

Thank you sooo much Milton you’re the best! I will be back soon, goodbye 

Doreen leaves the shop, Milton stares at Doreen leaving. 

Milton (VO) 

If only I could get the confidence to ask her to a dungeons and dragons night! … even I did I could not take the rejection… it will be like firefly all over again! 

Wilbur (OS)

Milton?  

Milton continues to stare blankly at the door. 

Wilbur (OS)

Milton? 

Milton turns to look at Wilbur, Milton jumps in surprise. 

Milton 

You scared me Wilbur 

Wilbur 

Sorry 

Milton  

How long you been here? 

Wilbur 

Since twelve  

Milton looks at his watch. 

Milton 

You been here for three hours? 

Wilbur 

You know I like your comics 

Milton  

Yeah… without you I will be out of business. 

Wilbur 

That would be a huge loss, where would I get my comics? 

Milton 

Online? Other shops? 

Wilbur  

That wouldn’t satisfy me 

Milton 

(Confused) 

Ok? 

Wilbur 

I will take these please. 

Wilbur places comics on the counter. Milton scans the comics. 

Wilbur  

You seen what’s happening on twitter? 

Milton 

No I haven’t had a chance to check my twitter today, what is happening? 

Wilbur  

Dragon Force have announced that they lost the ‘Thy Dragon’ 

Milton drops the comics in shock. 

Wilbur 

Arggh you dropped first editions! 

Milton 

(Curious)

‘Thy Dragon’? are you sure? 

Wilbur 

(Panic)

Pick them up! Pick them up! 

Milton 

‘Thy Dragon’! 

Wilbur 

Pick up the darn comics! 

Milton picks up the comics, Milton places them on the counter. 

Milton 

Sorry! … can you tell me now?

Wilbur 

Sorry for cursing…‘Thy Dragon’ is lost. 

Milton 

 That’s not possible 

Wilbur 

According to Twitter a mysterious collector has it and he is willing to trade it. 

Milton 

(Overly Dramatic)  

He holds the key to war! 

Wilbur

(Confused) 

What? 

Milton 

Think about it?… everyone loves Dragon Force! 

Wilbur 

What’s ‘Thy Dragon’ got to do anything? 

Milton 

I thought it was legend… a myth made by producers to get fans excited and scared… they only ever made one dragon out of all the series… one to rule them all. 

Wilbur 

I am guessing that is bad? 

Milton 

(Overly Dramatic) 

Ow it’s bad! This mysterious collector is going to cause havoc and misery among our people! 

Wilbur 

How come? 

Milton  

(Overly Dramatic) 

All the gangs are going to want ‘Thy Dragon’… by any means. 

Wilbur 

That is horrible there will be bloodshed  

Milton 

(Overly Dramatic) 

Some bruises and scrams will be dealt yes, we have to stop this! 

Wilbur  

Can we wait till tomorrow… my mother is cooking me food and she won’t leave me eat it in the basement any more 

Milton  

Ok… that’s fair enough. 

  1. INT. MILTON’S FLAT.NIGHT 

Milton is at a table packing a bag. On the table is a board with dice along with cards and supplies. Milton picks up his mobile, Milton dials a number. 

Milton  

(Overly Dramatic) 

Mother… I won’t be calling for a while…because I am going on a unexpected journey… it should take about three hours, not six or even twelve … and if it is extended it may be over fifth teen… yes it may be dangerous… what am I doing? Something really important!… I am going to find ‘Thy Dragon’ and stop chaos… arggh it’s something silly mother… it’s serious…before I go…………… I love you mother. 

  1. MILTON’S SHOP.MOURNING 

Milton and Wilbur stand at the counter. 

Milton 

Are you ready? 

Wilbur 

Yes? I think so 

Milton  

Ok good this may be very dangerous 

Wilbur 

I know… my mother told to me bring a sweater… did yours? 

Milton 

Yeah… She did. 

 

All That Jazz!

“I left Brecon Jazz with a new appreciation for jazz this weekend!”

– Ciaran Hiscox (some guy that looks weird sometimes) 

I found filming Brecon Jazz a great experience personally and professionally, this was the first time I have attended this event but I have heard great things about the past ones that I was really excited to attend and work there.

Brecon is a lovely little place, add this with festival where the weird and wonderful people come out of their holes to add a special twist to Brecon (one which was a man dressed as a nun driving around with a portable piano acting really strange and playing the Trainspotting song at people drinking which was hilarious)

Our first mission of Brecon was to film Burt Bacharach (since he was the only one preforming on Thursday), if you are around my age? don’t worry I haven’t heard of either but you defiantly heard the songs he penned which include Raindrops and What’s new pussy cat and many more, we tested the cameras on the sound check which we ironed out some problems then came the main event.

I had a great view of the whole stage from my stripper podium (here I would spend most of my time in Brecon) Burt Bacharach came out looking like Yoda form empire accompanied by three back up singers, which did most of the singing but they all were very good and they got the crowd going with the classics and in fairness it was a really enjoyable hour half.

Friday rolled around and this time it was a Jazz band thing? called Loose Tubes the leader who’s name was Django led his men to the stage to my surprise there was about thirty of them on stage at once, now this was chaos to film because we was trying to work out who is playing what and where they were, after the first twenty minutes we had were on a roll getting into the swing of things then right at the end they came off stage and into the audience. To be honest Loose Tubes wasn’t my musical cup of tea but I could see that the audience was really into it and getting into mood especially when they got into the crowd.

Saturday was a totally different the stalls were out in force with welsh cakes galore (along with many great food!) this day was really heavy on filming this gave a chance to go out with a Z1 and film the streets which included walking slinkies, tap dancing turkeys, angels riding about on thing under his dress (Yeah I know kinda weird but a lot of fun!) After the fun of the streets I teamed up with another camera man to rush place to place in Brecon (The festival was across six locations which where a tent in a parking lot, a beautiful cathedral, market hall, guild hall, Christ college and then Brecon theatre)

After the run around we got to the main event, which was Laura Mvula, who I have heard of and liked two of her songs and the she did with tinie tempah! she did her whole set in sound check which we again tested the cameras out. The time came for her to preform but before her she had a support act who was really good and she got a packed market hall warmed up for Laura. She came out to a huge applause, her set seem to fly by, her songs went down well and she got everyone up and moving which was great for the cameras, this wrapped Saturday up in a nice bundle as I really enjoyed her and her music( she is second in my list of performers from the festival)

Sunday started with a down pour of rain but this did not set the tone of the day, Sunday was like Saturday in that we had to run around place to place filming bits of the artists but during the rushing I came across The Remi Harris gypsy jazz project at guild hall which was amazing! they sounded beautiful for the instrumental then they invited this women out to sing and her voice mixed with the music was just prefect for the ears, I wished I could of stayed for the whole thing but duty called and we had to run off leaving the number on on my list of performers.

Gregory Porter was the closing act of Brecon Jazz, everything was set up, the stage looked nice, the show started but I was distracted by Gregory’s snood thing around his head and that led me thinking ‘Why?’ (If you get a chance just look him up and see it’s weird) but this didn’t distract me for long because his music did instead, he had a great voice and good songs and it was quite easy to film (well compared to Loose Tubes it was and because of this he is third in my list).

The show finished with a standing applause which was well deserved, the audience left with smiles on their faces and I left with a great experience under my belt, I worked with great people and met lovely people on my journeys.

  

 

 

Sampling Collecting Collectables

36. INT. MOTEL ROOM. NIGHT

Milton and Wilbur enter the motel room, the room has two single beds, Wilbur collapses onto the bed.

Wilbur

This is so comfy, Milton you should try it

Milton collapses onto the bed.

Wilbur

What you think?

Milton

It’s the nicest place I have rested for the last couple of days.

Milton and Wilbur lay on the beds in silence for a minute, with a faint shower noise for the other room.

Milton

Thin walls mind

Wilbur and Milton lay there in silence again, still with the shower noise faint in the background, a loud scream is heard from the other room, the Pyscho screeching noise is played, Milton jumps.

Milton

What the hell is that?

Wilbur

Don’t worry it was just my phone

Milton lays back down.

Milton

You scared me then Wilbur

Wilbur

Sorry… it was just my mother checking on me

Wilbur is playing with his phone and Milton is laying in silence again with the same shower noise faint in the background. there is a knock on the door.

Milton

Wonder who that is

Wilbur

I don’t know… I will answer it.

Wilbur gets up off the bed and walks towards the door, Wilbur opens the door. The door opening reveals Barry standing in the corridor, Barry is a bit wet and his holding a plastic bag with a little bit of red liquid on the bag.

Wilbur

Hey Barry, you been swimming?

Barry

Hey guys, aw no I just a little problem, it’s taken care of now

Wilbur

That’s good then

Barry

I notice that your clothes looked a bit weary, so I got these for you to

Barry hands Wilbur the plastic bag.

Wilbur

What’s this?

Barry

This is clothes that some guests left here before

Wilbur looks around in the bag.

Wilbur

What if they come back for them?

Barry

Don’t worry they won’t be coming back for them

Wilbur

Ok?

Barry

There are new sets for the both of you

Milton (OS)

Thank you Barry

Wilbur

Yeah thanks Barry

Barry

No worries guys, I have to leave I have to get rid of some rubbish form the motel, so if you see me carrying something to the car that’s quite big, its rubbish, not anything else that is really suspicious…at all 

Wilbur

(Confused)

Ok 

Barry

(Nervous laugh)

it’s not like it’s a body or anything 

Wilbur

Ok well see you tomorrow Barry

Barry

goodnight guys

Barry walks off slowly, Wilbur shuts the door, Wilbur walks towards his bed, Wilbur sits down.

Wilbur

What nice guy Barry is

Milton looks at Wilbur.

Milton

Yeah he seems like 

Wilbur

Well he gave us new clothes, they look good to

Milton

We will sort them in the morning, we should get some sleep it’s been a very long night.

Wilbur

Yeah I guess we should, what’s the plan for tomorrow?

Milton

Don’t worry I will come up with something…night Wilbur

Milton turns onto his side.

Wilbur

Night Milton