After Tom Walsh's homespun Dark Crystal-influenced video for We Show Up On Radar's Hands Up If You're Lost, comes his and his team's next highly imaginative effort for …
We Show Up On Radar ‘Hands Up If You’re Lost’ by Tom Walsh
Tom Walsh swaps the sci-fi trappings and special effects of his last video for something a little more homespun for folk-rockers We Show Up On Radar – his third for the group.
The immortal and welcome influence of Jim Henson puppetry is apparent here as a group of forest dwelling oddities put in a grand performance, replacing the one-man band of producer Andy Wright. Tom Walsh and crew have aptly captured the naive and forlorn sadness found in so many iconic puppets.
Says Tom: “The initial reference was Kermit The Frog singing ‘Being Green’ on The Muppet Show. But in fact the main inspiration for the video came from Jim Henson’s puppet epic, The Dark Crystal. That film pushed so many boundaries at the time, and had such a big impact on me as a child that I wanted to make something that paid homage to it in some way. So our initial design reference was the Podling characters.”
Well, we’re always happy to see Kermit’s influence on the music video world.
|Set design||Sophie Wheat|
|Production designer||Amy Nicholson|
|Director of Photography||Neil Johnson|
|Camera operator||Chris Wetton|
|Set design||Charlotte Ball|
|Production Company||Polymath Pictures|
|Production Assistant||David Buckell|
|Other credits||Puppet design and construction: Inma Cook and Emma Terrell|
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