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Glass Animals 'Heat Waves' (Live for The Tonight Show) by Beki Mari

Rob Ulitski - 16th May 2022

Beki Mari directs a dazzling live video for Glass Animals' sleeper hit phenomenon Heat Waves, shot at the Dreamland theme park in Margate for the band's recent guest spot on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Glass Animals' frontman Dave Bayley roams the Americana-style park, which is buzzing with light and colour but deserted save from his performing bandmates - which also shares the name with the album (released in 2020) from which this huge hit came. 

Mari has made extensive use of FPV drone technology to create a dizzying camera moves around Bayley while he performs. It's a very successful conceptualisation of the nostalgic world evoked by the song, and beautifully executed.

There is also a tinge of loneliness to the concept, highlighting the absence of crowds and collective fun due to the Covid-19 lockdowns, during which this was filmed - epitomised by the atmospheric shot of Bayley's walking among the huge letters of the Dreamland sign.

Rob Ulitski - 16th May 2022

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  • Live
  • Live music video
  • Live
  • Colourful
  • The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Producer
Ruth Parrish
Production Company
Executive Producer
John Pryer
Production Manager
George Doherty
1st AD
Mark Pickard
Audio Engineer
Andrew Thornton, DIT

Camera

Director of Photography
Richard Buffy Dunton
FPV Drone
Mike Foyle

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Gordon Goodwin

Art

Production designer
Xander Mitchell

Wardrobe

Stylist
Thomas Liam Davis
Make-up
Cara Mcdaniels

Editorial

Editor

Grading

Colourist
Sylvain Canaux

Commission

Label
Republic Records

Rob Ulitski - 16th May 2022

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