The Sneaker Team


The puppeteers for the Footlocker shoot were (from left to right) myself, Eric Jacobson, John Tartaglia, and Mariah, whose last name escapes me (sorry). Mariah was the lead female singer on the vocal track for the video as well. She looks like a young Jane Henson, actually. The team who built the puppets consisted of me, Tim Ostrander, Kevin Fish, and Patrick Ahearn. One of the hardest parts of the job was removing all the logos from the sneakers, so none of the manufacturers would get more exposure than any other. Did you know the word Nike appears seven times on each Nike Air sneaker? And that doesn't even include the Swoosh. Crazy!

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