Music to Do Agility By
Background music for an agility docu-soap
Imagine you're a film producer working on a series of 'fun' sports for the small screen. First on your list is Agility, that exciting dog sport which is growing in popularity around the world. You've cast your main characters - a feisty handler, some adorable dogs, the Judge (da' heavy) and a cast of hundreds in comfortable clothes and running shoes. Now it's time to organise the background music. Your 'music spotting notes' might look something like this...
|Scene 1 - Opening sequence||
Competitor loads the dog–wagon
with assorted dogs into cages etc.
ELS: Then sets off, driving doggedly onto the motorway system.
FOLLOW van into the night.
Cue: I Drove All Night [Roy Orbison]
Scene 2 - Arrival
ZOOM IN on van entering grounds.
Competitor arrives at show site and parks up.
MS: Competitors exits van, opens doors and immediately releases assorted dogs.
VLS: Blur of fur.
|Scene 3 - Footloose and fancy free||
to green and leafy exercise area.
Background music lots of barking
PAN: Relieved dogs race into view.
Cue: Walkin' The Dog [Rufus Thomas].
TO DOGS WHO GO WILD
|Scene 4 - The Paws that Refreshes|
TO BACK OF VAN. MS: Erstwhile handler reaches for flask.
ZOOM TO CUPPA TEA. Sighs and drinks contentedly to the strains of
Cue: Everything Stops For Tea [Jack Buchanan]
Scene 5 - Round the Ringside
Scene 6 - The Run
handler is first to go. Looks cool.
changes almost immediately. Drum roll. Tension
Scribe and timekeeper take their positions.
Competitor takes the start line. Decides to do a recall.
Dog breaks into song.
who suddenly halts and
Cue: Go Now [Bessie Banks]
handler around the course. Fade to a medley of verbal.
Cue: Move, Over [darling – Phyllis Nelson]
Cue: It’s Over [Roy Orbison]
Cue: The Only Way is Up [Yazz]
Cue: Get Up Offa That Thing [James Brown]
Cue: Walk On [By – Dionne Warwick]
Cue: Over The Sea-saw [Jess Rae]
Cue: Let’s Jump [the broomstick – Brenda Lee]
Cue: Moving on Up [M People]
Cue: Both Sides Now [Glen Campbell]
Cue: Under the Dogwalk... opps Boardwalk [Drifters]
Cue: Go Go Go [Chuck Berry]
Cue: Weave [your spell – Level 42]
Cue: Run, Baby Run [Newbeats]
to center of ring..
to finish line.
to handler and dog
Scene 7 - The Presentations
cheering, whistling and clapping
|Scene 8 - The End|
MS: Handler climbs wearily back into van.
LS: Vehicle drives out of the showground with fellow competitors waving farewell.
Cue: Time to Say Goodbye [Andre Boccelli/Sara Brightman] .
FADE: Melancholic strains rise to a full crescendo
PAN slowly from rosettes lined up on the dashboard to tired but contented competitor
CUTAWAY to dogs in their cages, curled up, sleeping and satisfied.
Van drives into the sunset.
slowly from plastic nodding dog on
dashboard to exhausted competitor
CUTAWAY to dogs barking at all and sundry, leaping about and trying to bite each other etc etc??!!
Van breaks down leaving competitors on the soft shoulder.
Screenwriter An Agility Avid
|Nervous handler on line||Madam Butterfly||Martin Pollard|
|A fat pet dog||My melon collie baby||Martin Pollard|
|Through the tyre||Ring Cycle by Wagner||Martin Pollard|
|Very fast weaves||Rigoletto||Martin Pollard|
|Oops, a pole's gone down||Falstaff||Martin Pollard|
|There's a spaniel on the dogwalk||Rosenkavalier||Martin Pollard|
|Clear round||Surprise symphony||Martin Pollard|
|Elimination||The walk to the scaffold||Martin Pollard|
|Elimination (fouling)||The Water Music or Where ere you walk||Martin Pollard|
|A-frame||Take the A-frame by Duke Ellington||John Leslie|
|Missing the dogwalk||Under the Dogwalk||Mick Chambers|
|Knocking the wall||Another brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd||Ellen Rocco|
|What not to do on the see-saw||Fly like an Eagle||Ellen Rocco|
|What to do between rounds||Walkin the Dog by Rufus Thomas||Ellen Rocco|
|Clearing the jumps||Up Up and Away||Ellen Rocco|
|Rescue dogs||Rescue Me||Ellen Rocco|
|Jump by Chris Kross||Annie Leslie|
|Getting lost on course||Opps, I did it again by Britanny Spears||Annie Leslie|
|Winding up your dog||Wake Me Up Before you Go Go||Annie Leslie|
|Tyre||Big Wheel keeps on Turnin (Proud Mary)||Jeri Bernard|
|Jump||Jumpin Jack Flash by Rolling Stones||Jeri Bernard|
|Tunnel||Friends in LOW places||Jeri Bernard|
|Running wrong course||Three blind mice or should it be two blind mice)||Jeri Bernard|
|Climbing the A-frame||Stairway to Heaven||Dan Prestby|
|Knocked bar||Another One Bites the Dust||Jeri Bernard|
|Last dog in class||Save the Last Dance for Me||Jeri Bernard|
|Tripping over your own feet||I fall to pieces||Jeri Bernard|
|E'd again!||I get knocked down, but I get up again||Ellen Rocco|
|First clear round ever||Hallelujah Chorus||John Leslie|