CFI Interview: Director Frant Gwo – Exploring Sci-Fi with a Wandering Earth
"The Wandering Earth" director Frant Gwo talks about his favorite sci-fi movies, collaborations with foreign VFX companies, Wu Jing's participation in the film, and more. Read More
Headlines from China: Huayi Brothers Movie World Officially Opens in Suzhou
On July 22, Huayi Brothers' first theme park officially opened in Suzhou, China. The Suzhou theme park took Huayi Brothers six years and 350 million yuan ($51.5 million) to build. Read More
Headlines From China: Monkey King No Longer A Marketable IP?
Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels and its characters have long been a favorite among Chinese audiences and there is at least one film adaptation released every Chinese New Year. Read More
Previs in China: Evolution or Revolution?
Does the Middle Kingdom’s growing use of quality previsualization efforts portend greater VFX-heavy film success to come? Read More
Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?
The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More
Building the Industry Behind China’s Unbelievable TV Shows
China’s television industry is a billion-dollar business, especially with the explosive growth of online streaming sites. Read More
CFI Q&A With Jan Heinze, COO of Global Special Effects Firm Pixomondo
The native German talked with CFI about the effect vast amounts of new money is having on the Chinese film and visual effects industries and the prospects for more science fiction films. Read More