An exclusive view of the Opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics: the “Double Olympic City” has stunned the world
Poetic countdown design, crystal clear “ice and snow five rings”, romantic and beautiful snowflake torch platform, dazzling digital light and shadow, creative environmental protection ignition, drawing a magnificent audio-visual feast……The opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games was successfully held at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium on The evening of February 4.Zhang Yimou, the chief director of the opening ceremony, and other members of the creative team accepted an exclusive interview with Xinhua reporters, explaining the behind-the-scenes story of the opening ceremony, such as creative ideas, digital technology, and the lighting of the fire.From “I” to “we” :Biggest stage is snow, according to zhang yimou is determined at the beginning of this opening ceremony from the design, not too much present 5000 years of Chinese history and culture, has been fully show themselves, because of the 2008 Olympic Games and shown the hope from the “I” to “we”, “into the future together” that common human emotions, represents a new era of today.From “big fire” to “small Fire” : Why not “Light” the cauldron?Before, the previous opening ceremony of the ignition method is how to “point” on the issue, but this time, the biggest change is “not point”, put the last torch directly on the main torch platform.”Everyone’s first reaction must be very surprised. It’s good for the audience to have questions. I believe this kind of ignition can well popularize the concept of low-carbon environmental protection.”Zhang yimou said.”The entire opening ceremony was jointly completed by ordinary people, volunteers and athletes from all walks of life, with a total of about 3,000 people participating.””The opening ceremony focuses on increasing public participation and showing the spirit of today’s Chinese people to the world,” Zhang said.”Chinese aesthetics” poetic painting meaning: “24 solar terms countdown” to show cultural confidence in the 2008 Olympic Games, impressive 29 fireworks big footprint, the spectacular beat fou countdown, let countless people remember.This time, the countdown to the 24 solar terms also shows the Chinese style.”It’s a perfect coincidence that the opening ceremony coincides with start of Spring, one of the 24 solar terms, symbolizing growth and a new beginning.””The 24 solar terms embody the ancient Wisdom of the Chinese people to observe nature,” Zhang said. “They represent a picturesque landscape as the seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter change. They embody the flourishing poetic charm of winter’s passing and spring’s coming, and the Chinese people’s outlook on life, values and the universe.”At the opening ceremony, digital light and shadow effects such as the huge “ice” screen, the shining “five rings of ice and snow” and AR effect snowflakes were presented in turn to achieve multi-dimensional visual effects.Sha Xiaolan, the general lighting design of the opening ceremony, introduced that in order to achieve the realistic ice and snow effect, the whole opening ceremony used real-time capture, naked eye 3D and other performance equipment and technology, many of which are the world’s first, can be said to be a huge and complex digital innovation project.”When the five-ring fireworks lit up, spectators were reminded of the passionate summer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.””But different from the horizontal five-ring style in 2008, this opening ceremony has a double-lined vertical five-ring style, which means’ Double Olympic City ‘. The color is better and the shape is fuller,” CAI said.