The theme of this song's lyrics is actually started from expressing the lyricist's messy mood sensed from the autumn scenery before his eyes. The feeling gradually becomes cheerful and elastic because he slowly understands what he yearned for is a peaceful and tranquil life. After all, life is like a dream. He realized that he should follow his fate and live a free and unfettered life, rather than concerning about life burdens and worries.

The theme actually covers a lot of Oriental philosophical thinking. The first major topic of the thinking is originated from Tao Yuanming’s Peach Blossom Spring, an ancient Chinese prose written over 1,500 years ago. It depicts a land hidden from the outside world called "Peach Blossom Spring" and it’s a land which all Chinese people are yearning for. There is no pollution in the land and it’s just like “Utopia”, a beautiful place which is hard to exist in the world. The land is also known as the Chinese peoples’ collective spiritual sustenance. The second major topic of the thinking is derived from the penultimate sentence of the lyrics, saying "Shall not be affected by windswept, rain or shine." It’s from a very famous ancient Chinese poet Su Dong Po's poem to describe a person experiencing the ups and downs of life and finally adapts to it, feeling open-minded and comfortable. The third major topic of the thinking is called “Zhuāng Zhōu m�ng di�” in Chinese and it means that “Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly”. It’s a famous ancient Chinese fable come from the Chapter 2 "Discussion on Making All Things Equal" of ZhuangZi’s philosophical book. ZhuangZi was a great ancient Chinese philosopher. He thought that if the human beings can break the boundaries between life and death, or even the boundaries between things and the human beings, then the human beings will gain the true happiness of life. His philosophical thinking was written and manifested in an ethereal manner, so it’s often cited by the philosophers and writers all over the world.

At the very beginning, we were really tormented by how to reveal the concepts described above using video images. It’s because on the one hand, we have to make it simple and easy to understand, but on the other hand, it can’t be too straightforward, or it will lose the unique Chinese romance. After countless idea generation and data collection, we decided to use the “Myriad Year Clock” (Self-ringing Bell), a precious collection of the Beijing Palace Museum, as the basis of our primary visual presentation. Collocated with the Facial Scanning Technology and rendered in full CG animation, it helps us breakthrough time and space constraints. This way we are finally able to tell a unique Oriental fantasy fable. Meanwhile, the abundant mechanical structure of a Myriad Year Clock as well as its rich historical significance gave us plenty space to fully elaborate our visualization and imagination, creating a brand new Oriental vision.

這首歌的主軸其實是從眼前秋天的景象意會到心境上的凌亂,但漸漸因為嚮往豁達恬淡的生活,而開朗了起來。人生就像夢,為了煩惱牽掛,不如順從命運,灑脫逍遙吧。

當中其實涵蓋了很多東方的哲學思維,第一個大主題是來自陶淵明的桃花源記,那是一個所有中國人心中的嚮往,沒有汙染,有如烏托邦,難以存在世上的淨地,也是中國人在精神上集體的寄託。第二個是歌詞末的「也無風雨也無晴」出自蘇東坡的詞,形容人在經歷生命的起伏,也已經隨遇而安,豁達自在了。第三個,莊周夢蝶,這則寓言是表現莊子齊物思想的名篇。莊子認爲人們如果能打破生死、物我的界限,則無往而不快樂。它寫得輕靈飄渺,常爲哲學家和文學家所引用。 

光要以畫面呈現出上述的概念就已經令我們頭痛,因為一方面不能太過於艱澀難懂,一方面又不能太直白,這樣一來就又少了中國人特有的浪漫。後來經過無數的創意發想以及資料蒐集,我們決定使用北京故宮典藏的自鳴鐘來當作主要視覺呈現的基礎,並配合真人臉部掃描的技術以全CG動畫來呈現,因為這樣一來,我們可以穿越時空限制,來述說一個屬於東方的奇幻寓言故事,另一方面自鳴鐘豐富的機械結構以及其歷史意義更讓我們在視覺以及想像力上能夠充分發揮,開創一種新的東方視覺。

Client:Universal Music Taiwan 台灣環球唱片公司 �Willlin 林暐哲音樂社

Production House:Grass Jelly Studio 仙草影像工作室
Director:Muh Chen 陳奕仁
Associate Director:Showy 林修毅
Executive Producer:Yi-Chien Lee 李依蒨
Lead Designer:Weiting Chen 陳威廷

VFX Supervisor:Ming-Yuan Chuan 全明遠

Modeling:
Chia-Hua Yu 游佳華
E.T Liu 劉熙真
Hsiao Han Tseng 曾筱涵
Nigel Huang 黃勗
Weiting Chen 陳威廷

Shu-Min Wu 吳姝旻
Pony Liu 劉享姵
Winson Chao 趙玟傑
Ming-Yuan Chuan 全明遠
Li Kang 李康
Jing-Kai Yan 顏靖凱
Wei-Shin Wang 王偉燊

Textureing:
Chia-Hua Yu 游佳華
E.T Liu 劉熙真
Hsiao Han Tseng 曾筱涵
Nigel Huang 黃勗
Weiting Chen 陳威廷

Shu-Min Wu 吳姝旻
Pony Liu 劉享姵
Winson Chao 趙玟傑
Ming-Yuan Chuan 全明遠
Li Kang 李康

Animation:
Weiting Chen 陳威廷
Nigel Huang 黃勗
Chia-Hua Yu 游佳華
Hsiao Han Tseng 曾筱涵
Winson Chao 趙玟傑
Li Kang 李康

Lighting:
E.T Liu 劉熙真
Chia-Hua Yu 游佳華
Hsiao Han Tseng 曾筱涵
Nigel Huang 黃勗
Ming-Yuan Chuan 全明遠

Compositing:
Ming-Yuan Chuan 全明遠
Weiting Chen 陳威廷

Chia-Hua Yu 游佳華
Nigel Huang 黃勗
Hsiao Han Tseng 曾筱涵
Shu-Min Wu 吳姝旻

Actor:彭文星 Dantol Peng

Date:2013.12

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