According to Blackmagic Design, the People’s Daily’s “New Qian Lijiang Mountain Map” video, which quickly went viral on Chinese social media after being posted, was created using Fusion Studio.
This video was produced by Unbounded Productions based in Xi’an, China. Founded in 2018, the company started with CG animation and TV commercials, and since then has worked on VFX for many hit Chinese movies, TV shows, and commercials.
Inspired by the ancient masterpiece of Chinese landscape painting, Qianlijiang Mountain, “New Qianlijiang Mountain” is a 4-minute animation video that introduces the trajectory of China’s economic growth and technological development, as well as inspiring events in recent years. is.
Posted on social media by People’s Daily on October 15, 2022, the video has been viewed more than 100,000 times within an hour and has trended on major Chinese video apps such as TikTok, Kuaishu, and Bilibili Video. rice field. As of October 25, 2022, it has been viewed more than 2 million times on People’s Daily’s own social media platform.
Expressing the unique sense of space in landscape paintings with Fusion
Lee Ji-ryong, Technical Director of Unbounded Productions, said:
Mr. Lee: The most difficult part was to combine modern and old elements while preserving the beauty of the original landscape painting.
While leaving the composition of the mountains and rivers of the original Sansui painting intact, I incorporated modern elements such as modern landscapes and people into the new indigo world constructed with 3D models.
Combining 2D and 3D was essential, and Fusion’s 3D workspace allowed us to directly load 3D models, which Fusion handled well. The built-in fog effect was very useful for expression. And most importantly, Fusion allowed us to express the unique sense of space in Chinese landscape painting.
He said the project used Fusion Studio for VFX, as well as DaVinci Resolve to create a beautiful modern version of the landscape painting. The Chinese aesthetic of lush mountains and rivers is intended to inspire pride and confidence in the Chinese people’s national culture. These efforts paid off, and the video was well received by viewers. Some viewers say that every frame of the video looks like a beautiful landscape wallpaper.
Concise and functional UI is the biggest feature of Fusion
Zhang Yongqiang, film director and founder of Unbounded Productions, said Fusion Studio is a reliable tool, not only for this video, but also for the four-sided sandbox of Tangluyuan, a 5A tourist attraction in China. He also worked on many other important projects, including a projection show, a promotional video for China Resources Land, and “Everyone Welcomes Spring, One Happiness”.
Mr. Zhang: User-friendly, concise and functional UI is the biggest feature of Fusion. The node-based design is very easy to use, especially for replacing sequences, copying nodes, turning effects on and off. We use Fusion extensively in trade fairs and projects in the cultural and tourism industry. As these industries flourish within China, more artists will use Fusion.