Sayla 'Circles' Animated Music Video

'Circles' is a dreamy, animated interpretation about life.

An animated music video for Malaysian hip-hop artist/poet/lyricist, Sayla for his single 'Circles' from his debut concept album 'Conversations with Self & Other Stories'.

To me, it's an honest song about life’s ups and downs, and how everything is connected to one another going in circles, of cause and effect.

Visually, to suggest the "different facets of life", 8 amazing talented artists that I admired were invited to express their signature style over selected stills from live-action footages of Sayla that we shot in China Town, Kuala Lumpur.

Then, to give it an organic and dreamy feel, I along with 4 crazy animators/motion graphers animated all 10 scenes (56 shots) hand-drawn style, rotoscoped frame-by-frame (running time 3:16 = 196 sec X 12 frames per second = 2,352 frames).

The project took us almost a year to complete, as there were no strict deadlines and I asked everyone to work on their own time and gave them creative freedom.

I wanted to push myself and see what else I can do creatively. I wanted to do something fun and exciting, to express creatively and test my skills and limitations.

I hope you enjoy watching the video as much as we did making it. Thank you :)
Ummi Shaharun
Muid Latif
Falah Naim AKA IMMJN
Kamarul Izam
Thineswari Govindasamy
Stayano
Arez Ezman
Sayla
Perezoldskool
Zam Nayan
CONVERSATIONS WITH SELF & OTHER STORIES (#CWSAOS)
Free Download & Lyric: http://www.observist.life

'CIRCLES'
Composed: Sayla
Performed: Sayla, Santosh Logandran
Produced: Izzy

ARTISTS
Arez Ezman
Falah Naim aka IMMJN
Kamarul Izam
Muid Latif
Perezoldskool
Stayano
Thineswari Govindasamy
Ummi Shaharun
Vix Chandra
Zam Nayan

ANIMATORS
Perezoldskool
Rashid Khalil Mufti
Shah Azman
Stayano
Zam Nayan

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Khairul Alang
Zam Nayan

WRITERS & PRODUCERS
Vix Chandra
Zam Nayan

EDITOR & DIRECTOR
Zam Nayan
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