With the coming of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Samsung is showcasing a short featurette that features Malaysia’s first national figure skater Julian Yee titled “Julian and His Magical Skates”. The short, heartwarming film is a telling of Julian’s journey to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and interestingly enough was handcrafted entirely on the Galaxy Note8, Samsung’s titular flagship phablet.
The film isn’t just a showcase of what the Galaxy Note8 can do though as it also embodies Samsung’s motto of ‘Do What You Can’t’ to transcend barriers and achieve the impossible.
“We are reaching out to this generation of doers, people who go out and make things happen. We want them to know that if the phone in your pocket can do anything, so can you. When the opportunity to support our first national figure skater Julian Yee came about, we jumped at the chance because Julian is a prime example of what it means to ‘Do What You Can’t,” said Mr. Yoonsoo Kim, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics. He added, ”Against all odds, Julian is today an Olympic contender in a sport that isn’t even common in Malaysia – and for that we are very proud of him and we hope others would see him as an inspiration to achieve greater things.”
Inspiring message aside, the film is an impressive achievement from a technical perspective that shows how the Note8’s S Pen stylus in conjunction with its impressive Exynos 8995 processor and rear 12-MP dual-camera array that combines 2x optical zoom, a bright F/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation is a credible movie making tool in the right hands. One Chan Woei Hern, Executive Creative Director of Ensemble Worldwide Malaysia was commissioned to produce the brand film and commented,”As we heard Julian’s tory, we wanted to get into the mood of ‘Do What You Can’t‘ as well. And that meant scripting, sketching and creating the story entirely from scratch with a Galaxy Note8 and S Pen. That’s the magic of technology at work. We’ll be releasing a behind-the-scenes video soon, shot entirely on a Galaxy Note8 as well, so everyone can experience the journey as we brought the video to life.”
The star of the show, who will be participating in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 said.”My story is a tale of Do What You Can’t because i really did and i want to remind everyone out there that young or old, you CAN achieve your dreams and you will be surprised that you CAN actually do what you never thought you could. With innovation and advanced technology in today’s world to help make things easier, none of us should be held back by ‘if’s’, ‘buts’, or ‘maybes’. We should all have that burning spirit to achieve the impossible – and from here on out, it should be ‘yes’, ‘can’ and ‘Do What We Can’t!’.”
The short featurette is available for viewing on Samsung’s Malaysia’s website in the link below and on YouTube. Check it out at www.samsung.com/my/magicalskates