It’s okay. I wouldn’t get it the first time either. The truth is I had a great time editing this video, but had a much harder time settling on a title for it.
As you’ll notice, the video begins with a choir of children singing. What are they singing? I haven’t a clue! All I know is that I liked the sound of it so after a little sound editing I decided to use this delightful melody to start off my latest masterpiece! (I continually try to top myself…………most of the time.)
While I originally wanted to use the singing as a backdrop for some “hustle and bustle in the city” footage I had on hand, I decided to challenge myself and instead try to show the busier side of small town/rural life (the city footage will appear in a future vid!) As the video progresses, the choir fades into a blissful melody accompanied by visuals
of the greenery and sculptures of an urban Chinese park.
“But what of the title?” you ask.
Well…..I wanted a title that would illustrate the contrast between the hustle/bustle and the tranquility that China has to offer. I remembered hearing
about “Yin and Yang” some time ago.
For those who are in the dark as to what this means, the World English Dictionary describes it thusly:
two complementary principles of Chinese philosophy: Yin is negative, dark, and feminine, Yang positive, bright, and masculine. Their interaction is thought to maintain the harmony of the universe and to influence everything within it.
Ok, so while the video doesn’t exactly balance “dark” and “light” per se, It’s an Asian describing contrasts in harmony and I feel this fits
the video perfectly.