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Director: Zhang Yimou

Visual Effect Supervisor: Nikos Kalaitzidis

The primary focus of Digital Domain's artists was on creating the battle scene called for the "Alley" in Jingzhou. For the sequence where Tianzhan (Wang Qianyuan) led his soldiers to besiege Jingzhou in the rain with their "pea umbrella" weapons, artists had to create crucial environmental extensions. These extensions included village houses, mountains, roads, valleys, splashes of water, arrows shot through in the rain, and more.

Artists also created a 3D environment that integrated houses, roads and trees through digital painting, which was later colorized to ensure that the CG scenes looked incredibly realistic in the ink painting setting. Nearly two hundred rotation combinations of the "pea umbrella" and digital avatars were CG.