I want to deconstruct the idea of his journey to the field by elaborating on the theme with details that intercut and intersect. He kicks a teddy bear down the hall past the dog; he kicks a ball against his bedroom wall, against the dusty garage wall, and then kicks a tin off the edge of a hill at sunset.
Ambient shots of trees blowing in pre-dawn streetlight, or match cuts of his feet skipping a jump rope and across a hopscotch court will all add layers. He balances on one foot at the edge of a concrete wall. The camera tracks with him as he walks along the sidewalk, and practices his kicking motion while waiting to cross the road.
We see the kicker in a series of close-up and wide matching shots as he climbs a hanging rope, a rock wall, and then the chain link fence that lets him onto the field. A wide shot of the stadium lights glowing as they turn on in the morning leads us in. Our athlete stands on the sidelines and we see him take in this moment – he’s out there alone and the field belongs to him.