Selami Sahin - Music Video
Selami Sahin (born 1948) is a Turkish musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor. Started his career in 1966 and still active. He wrote more than 200 hits for major artists in Turkish music history. Released more than twenty albums and won many awards in his 55+ years of art life.
Selami Şahin released a new album and wanted to have a fresh approach for the music video. He was looking for a new angle to connect with youth and expand his fan base. He wanted a 'solidarity message' as an undertone to the music video.
A massive fan base well knows Selami Şahin, and we had to satisfy the existing followers and add new fans. The song is a happy euphoric but also is about challenges of life and suffering. We had to blend these contrast concepts in one pot to capture the soul of the tunes.
We featured a variety of social roles; students, white-collar workers, taxi driver, an old lady and many more to address the big fan base. The story starts with many locations and different lives. All get connected and bounded at a dining table with songs and dances. We used a contemporary colour palette, frame by frame animations and complex scene setups to keep viewers engaged.
Client: Selami Şahin
Music Production: Lider Entertainment
Music Producer: Fikret Emirhan Şahin
Consultants: Mehmet Lider Şahin, Meryem İrem Şahin, Onur Yılmaz
Animation Production: Koff Animation
Executive Producer: Gökhan Okur
Producer: Tuğçe Varlıca
Director: Alper Balkış
Art Direction: Alper Balkış
Storyboard & Animatic: Remzi Erdem, Alper Balkış
Illustration: Ebuzer Caner
Cel Animation: Ayışığı Gülsel, Doğukan Kur
Clean Up: Ahmet Hüda, Berfin Güner, Damla Erbahan
Add. Animation & Compositing: Jack Hermes, Alper Balkış