Dead! 'Up For Ran$om' by Lewis Cater

Dead! 'Up For Ran$om' by Lewis Cater
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Lewis Cater recreates the thrills of appearing on old-time pop TV for Dead!'s furiously rocking Up For Ran$om.

The band are (mostly) dressed in matching blue suits, and their performance is captured on vintage cameras to recreate that sense of what a TV pop show looked like before everybody could watch everything, right now. The band's relentless aggression means this nostalgic approach has a modern bite. 

From the director

LEWIS CATER:

"Some of my earliest musical memories as a kid were sitting down every Friday night to watch Top of the Pops. It's also probably one of early reasons why I chose to work in music videos. It is super unfortunate that the show no longer exists so we thought it would be fun to re-incarnate it for the 'Up For Ran$om' video.

"We shot the video on an old 3 tube Ikegami camera that was frequently used on the show. I also called upon operator Dicky Howett – a TOTP veteran himself – to help achieve that authentic and nostalgic look."

Credits

Director
Lewis CaterLewis Cater website
Producer
Alasdair Mitchell
Production Company
Zebrafish MediaZebrafish Media website
Executive Producer
James Norbury
1st AD
Kerry Green
Director of Photography
Nicholas Lee-shield
Gaffer
Camil Liberto
Art Director
Luis San Martin
Make-up
Zoey Olechnowicz
Editor
Lewis Cater
Colourist
Alex Gregory
Grading company
The Mill
Label
Infectious Music / Bmg
Camera Operator
Dicky Howett
DIT
Jim Horsfield
Lighting Designer
James Shaw
Spark
Will Horwel
Spark
Stuart Mansell
Production Designer
Felix Coles
Props Master
Ross Davidson
Runner
James May
Runner
Femi Anderson
Runner
Jonny Pickup

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