2019-09-25
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On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, lecturers and students at three campuses of South China Normal University present a sincere song to the great motherland with the music video Country.

SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland

Wang Yibo, the director of the music video and also a lecturer at the School of Music, notes that the music video whose content is rich, has distinct levels, and it has taken painstaking efforts to select the song, film and edit the clip.

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SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland

Composed by Xu Xinhua and Pan Xingzimin, lecturers at the School of Music, and Cao Lei, a famous singer who graduated from SCNU, the 50-second prelude of the music video Country is formed by the tune fluctuation of the national anthem and the school song of SCNU, which blends the musical image of the country and the school, showing the vigorous development and compatible coexistence of the two. 

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SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland

The music is grand and magnificent as a whole with the chorus adopting three forms of music that are more popular with young people, such as the electronic music, rap and rock, which makes it more rhythmic and presents the vigorous appearance of the SCNU against the background of new-style teacher training university.

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 SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland

At the same time, in order to highlight the characteristic that SCNU is located in Guangdong Province, the music also integrates a short section of distinct Lingnan style music named “rising higher step by step” played on a Gaohu, a traditional Chinese instrument, so that the music video has a unique signature of SCNU.

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SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland

The song was mainly sung by the choir of SCNU, whose members devoted themselves immediately to the recording of the music video and sometimes stayed in the recording studio until two or three o 'clock in the morning. "That's just the way we do it. Whenever we are needed, we will put in time for it" Su Hui, the chorus conductor said. In addition to the professional choir, the singing also includes the timbre of children, students and teachers, which composes rich auditory levels and shows the growth track of each generation at SCNU as well as their responsibility of training teachers and educating students for the country.

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SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland

It took over two months to produce the music video, which has gone through 11 versions of editing and polishing. More than 2,000 teachers and students participated in the filming of the music video. The shooting of scenes added up to no fewer than 50 scenes, which took a great deal of effort in preparation of shooting equipment, coordination of participants, especially for the two large-scale shootings of nearly 1,000 people at the University Town campus and the Shipai campus, which were filmed under the blazing sun. Participating students said that they felt extremely proud in the whole process of filming.

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SCNU films the music video Country in praise of the motherland



Translated by Wen Yanyu

Proofread by Edwin Baak

Reviewed by Li Jianru


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