"His manager said to me: 'make sure you find room for him to dance'. So I went through it with him, and said we had this chorus that we could do the dancing.
A-ha’s Butterfly Butterfly The Last Hurrah by Steve Barron
"It was really nice to work with A-ha again, especially as I had not made a music video for such a long time. When Magne got in contact he said it was about completing the circle, and as 'Take On Me' had been the start for them. this really felt like just that.
"I wanted to create a really emotional film to accompany the sentiments of the track. To hopefully bring a tear to the eye from, especially, the fans. We shot under a fly-over near Brighton that had three roads leading off in different directions and I asked Morten, Pal and Mags to embrace, get close, almost uncomfortable and then silently say goodbye. It was certainly very powerful on the day. It seemed to sum up how much they had been through together and still stayed as one.
"We intercut some of the old videos I had made for A-ha in the eighties, and to give a contemporary feel we tracked some of the sketchy images onto the concrete wall that then looked almost Banksy-esque. We used the contra zoom to get the atmosphere, also the physical sense of the band's movement away from each other.
"The stop frame animation towards the end was done by a young talented animator Stefan Ramirez, who's student film I had spotted on the web. He worked really hard to achieve what we wanted on a comparatively low budget. So, too, did all the team at Mrs Grey who produced the video, especially my son Oliver Barron, who was poignantly a one-year-old when we made 'Take on Me'".
Watch: Quicktime Movie
|Production Company||Mrs Grey|
|Line Producer||James Youngs|
|Executive Producer||Richard A. Moore|
|2nd unit director||Mike Simpson|
|Production Manager||Harry Serjeant|
|Director of Photography||Trevor Forrest|
|Art Director||Aaron Bevan|
One of the original pioneers of music video in the UK, Steve directed the classic videos for A-ha's Take On Me, Dire Straits' Money For Nothing, Human League's Don't You Want Me, Michael Jackson's …
Steve Barron, music video legend, director of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean, A-Ha's Take On Me and many more, makes a surprise return to his old stamping ground with this low budget …
With the first MusicVidFest, a one-day conference on the business of creativity in music videos, taking place in just over a week’s time at BFI Southbank in London, a number of panellists have …
There are just over two days left until the entry deadline for the UK Music Video …
There’s just over three days left from today (August 4th) to enter work into the UK …
There are now just over four days left (from today, August 3rd) to enter work in most of …
The entry deadline for over 35 categories at the UK Music Video Awards 2020 has been now …
An edited version of BUG's show dedicated to Supergrass - which took place at the BFI Southbank in …
Cinematographer-turned-director Nos, who has shot award-winning C4 series Four To The Floor and …