Samsung Galaxy Note sparks a world's first with unique Yuna music video created by Leo Burnett

YunaSparkle.jpgIn a recent collaboration between Samsung Electronics Malaysia and international musical sensation Yuna, advertising agency Leo Burnett Malaysia took the opportunity to create the world's first ever music video shot and animated entirely on the Samsung Galaxy Note.


The music video, Sparkle, is the result of The Sparkle Project, a collaboration between Yuna and her fans where their ideas and suggestions are pooled into an 'Idea Cloud' based on the themes in her song - doubt, beauty, hope, courage, dreams and spark of love.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a new kind of mobile device - a tablet/smartphone hybrid - that brings the personal touch back to mobile technology with its unique precision S Pen that allows people to express themselves freely and organically by writing, sketching, cut-and-pasting on the Note.

Eric Cruz, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Malaysia said, "We wanted to create something fresh, innovative and truly exciting for The Galaxy Note in Malaysia - a world's first in music video history, pushing the capabilities of a smart device into new territories. More than that, with all the talent involved, from Yuna and her fans to the artists, animators, director and designers, it's a truly a 'Made in Malaysia' music video that has international appeal."

"We were excited to work with Yuna and wanted to go beyond the usual product endorsement. Instead, we saw an opportunity to create something new with the Galaxy Note - a platform that would connect Yuna and her fans closer together by allowing them to help shape Yuna's new music video" saaid Derek Yeo, Creative at Leo Burnett.

The participation for the month-long initiative was astounding: the project was inundated with over 3,500 submissions of personal stories, pictures and drawings; there were even a few accapella cover videos and original song performances submitted via YouTube!

The Sparkle music video, directed by young up-and-coming director Quek Shio Chuan, was shot in one single take, featuring animated illustrations created by artists who plucked inspiration from submissions on The Sparkle Project website, all created on a Samsung Galaxy Note.

The animations featured multiple styles of drawings and artwork, embodying the freedom of expression enabled by the Samsung Galaxy Note which are then randomised each time the music video is played on the Sparkle Project website.

Adam Chan, Leo Burnett's Samsung Creative Group Head said, "We wanted to create an experience that was truly unique - a music video that is never the same twice. Every time someone plays it, it randomly pulls from different submissions and ideas as an animated layer over the live action footage."

"We collaborated with Malaysian artists to make the public's ideas come to life. KidChan's unique and feminine style had a nice fit with Sparkle and Yuna's character, resulting in beautifully whimsical images - a deer with traffic light antlers to represent 'doubt' and a jellyfish-like creature flying from the pages of an open book to symbolise 'beauty'. Najib, a.k.a. Art:Tech, gave the video a surreal yet playful flavour, while Shahril Nizam's quirky line drawings created a dream-like layer of lyrical visual poetry."

Chan continued, "We specifically went out of our way to choose illustrators with distinct visual styles who could take the submissions and breathe new life into them."


Credits - Executive Creative Director: Eric Cruz. Creative Directors: Eric Cruz, Adam Chan. Art Directors: Eric Cruz, Derek Yeo. Copywriter:  Derek Yeo. Designers: Hyrul Anuar, Derek Yeo. Illustrators: Hyrul Anuar, Gary Chua. Creatives: Derek Yeo, Adzam Bahrin. Senior Account Director: Ngian Yuchun. Associate Account Director: Liew Wai Sim. Account Executive: Lee Wei Jiin. Photographer: Zen Sekizawa. Website credits - Chief Technology & Production: Ken Chin. Technologists: Vincent Chin, Lai Koon Wai. Project Executive: Chew Mei Ling. Music Video credits - Director: Quek Shio Chuan. Producer: Ismail Kamarul. Production Company: Reservoir Production. Artists: KidChan, Najib, a.k.a. Art:Tech, Shahril Nizam. Animation: MotioFixo. Artists: KidChan, Najib, a.k.a. Art:Tech, Shahril Nizam.



jizz said:

a month on youtube and only 5000 hits. does say a lot about the video huh?

Overhype said:

The headline got me all real excited till i realize its the "worlds first" music video.....wait 4 it....big drumroll...shot on a Samsung Galaxy note. Compared to stuffs Nokia did on N8 in last 2 yrs (which IS a "worlds 1st" in content terms, and is in Guinness Book Of Records), this ain't exactly groundbreaking, rite?

No name said:

There were much more than the 5000 views actually when u google the unofficial music video. It seems like the official mv came out later that the unofficial version got all the views.

humdum said:

really smart use of celeb endorsement, beyond the 'hi, my name is so and so'. certainly connects samsung with yuna's fan base.

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