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Lingxi - Breath of Life

The video is about the beauty and spirit of the Amazon. It starts from the perspective of those living in noisy and suffocating cities (which is most of us). It then transports us, both through music and visuals, into the tranquillity of the Amazon rainforest. We see and hear how the Amazon is the lungs of our planet; we breathe fresh air offered as a gift by Mother Nature.

Born in Eocene, the Amazon shelters 1/10 of earth's species. It nurtures 390 billion trees and thousands of rivers. It gives birth, nurtures life, and gives us our very breath.

After exploring the Amazon’s beauty, the video then shows how it had been burned to ashes, cut down, eaten away by human insatiable appetite. This ravenous appetite is causing temperatures to rise and species to go extinct.

The video concludes by calling the viewer back to the beauty of the Amazon and its magnificent wildlife and habitat. It inspire us to protect these because of the love we feel for them. By so doing, we can protect children’s futures.

  • Executive Producer - Dr. Ying Ying Liu of LumiVoce
  • Producer & Arranger (Music) : Robert Copeland
  • Producer (Video) : Made Creative
  • Dr. Ying Ying Liu of LumiVoce
  • Dr. Ying Ying Liu, Script and Text
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    English (Chinese Title: 靈息)
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    18,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
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    Mostly likely Canon EOS, OES 5D
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Director Biography - Dr. Ying Ying Liu of LumiVoce

Dr. Ying Ying Liu

Ying Ying Liu, daughter of China’s most renowned 20th century composer, Liu Chi, grew up surrounded by the beauty and power of music, which she credits with helping her family overcome many hardships during China’s Cultural Revolution.

She is steeped in Eastern and Western musical traditions and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music in the U.S. She has performed as a classical pianist and soprano in international music festivals such as Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, Cincinnati May Festival, Central City Opera in Colorado, and Le French May Festival in Hong Kong. Her playing and singing can be heard on radio stations globally and can be seen on China Central Television (CCTV).

She founded LumiVoce - A Voice for the Wild in 2016 to shed light (Lumi) on the plight of wildlife that is being driven to extinction by human demands, and to provide a voice (Voce) so that these endangered species may be heard, loved and protected.

Ying Ying now devotes her musical talent to wildlife conservation and preservation of nature through music, stories and education, a cause she is passionate about.

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Director Statement

The international fight against species extinction will not be effective without putting serious effort into reducing demand, especially in key markets like Hong Kong, China and Asia. In order to change people's mindset and behavior towards wildlife, we must first engage with their emotions and inspire them to fall in love with the beauty of wildlife, because we protect what we love. There is nothing more powerful than music to engage at a deep emotional level for change. History had shown music can motivate millions of people to act for a common cause.

LumiVoce's “Ensoul” is a series of innovative wildlife music videos in both English and Chinese. Lingxi - A Breath of Life is one of these. Its original music track is based on a well-known classical melody. Its pure vocalization blends with diverse instruments and rhythms from specific geographies. It also incorporates sounds and moving images of wildlife and nature and demonstrates we are all interconnected.

These music videos engage emotions, touch hearts and inspire people. They aim to turn today's wildlife consumers into tomorrow’s wildlife champions.