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Introducing the documentaryPhoto images

Building the sailboat model: explanations by Mitcraft

Ship model

Test pieces (keels and hull)

Test pieces (keels and hull)

Putting the keels and hull in place

Putting the keels and hull in place


1:30 scale model used for test sail

Assembling the ship model

Assembling the ship model

Deck structure

Deck structure

Ship model in full color

Ship model in full color

Test sail

Test sail


1:20 scale display model

1:20 scale model ship

1:20 scale model ship

Cabin, worship shed, and Mazu shrine in the rear of the ship

Cabin, worship shed, and Mazu shrine in the rear of the ship



3D technology: work images

3D ship model

Preliminary model (starboard side view)

Preliminary model (starboard side view)

Preliminary model (port side view)

Preliminary model (port side view)


3D ship model with pasted images

Side photo of fully assembled ship with images fully pasted

Side photo of fully assembled ship with images fully pasted

The anti-wave board, anchor, and eye of the ship

The anti-wave board, anchor, and eye of the ship


Screenshots of 3D animation

Sailing animation

Sailing animation

Animation: assembling of the watertight compartments and the hull

Animation: assembling of the watertight compartments and the hull



Photo images: green screen technology, costumes, shooting locations, photomontages & final reproduction

Green screen technology

Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taipei(Oct. 28, 2012)
Cai Qian on deck, injured

Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taipei (Oct. 28, 2012)
Cai Qian on deck, injured

Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taipei(Oct. 28, 2012)
Battle images between the Qing navy and pirates

Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taipei (Oct. 28, 2012)
Battle images between the Qing navy and pirates


Shooting locations

Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taipei (Oct. 28, 2012)
Director going over the details with actors

Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taipei (Oct. 28, 2012)
Director going over the details with actors

Uhrshawan Battery, Keelung (Oct. 29, 2012)
Combining green screen technology with outdoor scenes

Uhrshawan Battery, Keelung (Oct. 29, 2012)
Combining green screen technology with outdoor scenes


Photomontages & final reproduction

Preliminary integration of 3D objects with live performers and sceneries

Preliminary integration of 3D objects with live performers and sceneries

Final completed scene

Final completed scene