They Might Be Giants

"I’m Impressed"

For this music video, Rob Shaw took his robot minions quite seriously. In an early section of the video you’ll notice soldier robots popping out of paper sheets and folding themselves into three dimensional shapes. This was actually how each robot was made. Rob Shaw created a design with which he could print out paper cut outs of each robot, which would then be folded into the characters. Known for his character animation, Rob used an all paper set and cast of characters in a combination of animation techniques to create this robot-ruled Rome – some shots were created using 2D techniques, while others utilized 3D paper puppets. This music video won a Gold plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival.