Lala Belu - 2019

As part of a visual narrative project at university, I created an animatic for a short documentary-style film. Some of the animated scenes have been completed, 

using 2d cut-out and DragonFrame software. I also edited and arranged the audio used.

The film follows the career of Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian jazz musician who moved to the US and worked as a taxi driver - playing the keyboard in the back of his car in his spare time. Decades later, his music was rereleased and gained a bigger, more global audience than before.


I do not own the rights to any of the music or audio used in this video. 

© Katie Waite 2021