Lala Belu - 2019

As part of a visual narrative project at university, I created an animatic for a short documentary-style film in Premier. Some scenes have been fully animated using 2d cut-out and DragonFrame software. I also edited and arranged the animatic's audio.

'Lala Belu' follows the career of Hailu Mergia, a popular 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 by the Awesome Tapes from Africa record label 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.