For the video to Tom Williams’s track Get High, we teamed up with illustrator and artist Benjamin Phillips who had an idea up his sleeve. Taking inspiration from an old fancy dress costume he’d made, full-size balloon replicas of Tom’s band were painstakingly created, tested and created again over a fortnight period.
We spent a day in a stark white London studio shooting the performance section of the video, and the balloon band performed perfectly. Each member of the band was operated by a white boiler-suited puppeteer, and after a bit of practice, each seemed to have its own rhythm and personality. A few days later we drove down to the south coast of the UK to shoot the final floating scenes at golden hour, which worked a treat!