David Knight - 10th Aug 2017

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. 


"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."

PRO Credits


DirectorLewis Cater
ProducerAlasdair Mitchell
Production CompanyZebrafish Media
Executive ProducerJames Norbury
1st ADKerry Green
Director of PhotographyNicholas Lee-Shield
GafferCamil Liberto
Art DirectorLuis San Martin
Make-upZoey Olechnowicz
EditorLewis Cater
ColouristAlex Gregory
LabelInfectious Music / Bmg
StudioEast London Studios
Other creditsCamera 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

David Knight - 10th Aug 2017

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