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Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis strengthens cinematic presence| Updated: February 15, 2023


An aerial view of the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, which is located in Qingdao West Coast New Area. [Photo/Dazhong News]

The Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, a mega movie and television industrial center, which is located in Qingdao West Coast New Area (Qingdao WCNA) has provoked a lot of conversation on the internet for supporting The Wandering Earth 1 & 2 — two popular Chinese sci-fi blockbusters.

The center has a 10,000 square-meter high-tech monomer soundstage, Asia's largest underwater stage, and advanced digital video and audio equipment that can process motion capturing, virtual shooting, 3D scanning, digital imaging technology, and real-time rendering clusters.

Near the center of the metropolis lies Qingdao Cangmashan Film City. Covering an area of 500 mu (about 3.33 hectares), the film city provides a great number of film sets.

Adjacent to the center, there is also a high-tech video industrial park that gives technological help to people working in the center. Currently, more than 100 enterprises have been introduced to the park, including about 20 industry leaders.


An actor pretends that he is driving a spacecraft in a film shot at the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis. [Photo/Dazhong News]

Underpinned by sound facilities and cutting-edge technologies, the center recently set up a group of high-quality suppliers, which provides top-notch props, costumes, and special effects services for the film industry.