250M Yuan Investment Elevates Yang Jingyi's Film to Global Standards
Yang Jingyi was born in Beijing, China. He graduated from Beijing Film Academy, the highest film school in China, and has been engaged in film recording for more than 20 years.
On June 11th, 2023, Bona Film Group unveiled its highly anticipated lineup of 20 films and 5 series during this year's new film release conference at the Shanghai International Film Festival. This event marks a significant milestone for the Chinese film and television industry's resurgence following the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. One standout production from this impressive roster is the epic historical war film titled "Battle on Shangganling Mountain," boasting a staggering 250 million yuan investment and an exclusive partnership with the online platform Youku. Directed by the renowned filmmaker Liu Weiqiang and featuring a star-studded cast and crew, this project is poised to set new standards for Chinese cinema, drawing comparisons to the quality of British and American films.
Yang Jingyi, the esteemed chief recording manager for "Battle on Shangganling Mountain" and a celebrated film sound designer, expressed his thoughts on the unique challenges of crafting soundscapes for war-themed movies. "The sound design and production for war themes present tremendous challenges for sound engineers," Yang Jingyi explained.
In the realm of film and television production, the quality of both visuals and sound is paramount to the overall viewer experience. For the film recording department, technological advancements have played a pivotal role in elevating China's film industry in recent years, allowing sound engineers to achieve increasingly astonishing results.
Yang Jingyi, who boasts over two decades of experience in film recording and is an alumnus of the prestigious Beijing Film Academy, shared insights into his approach when selecting equipment for large-scale productions: "In the past, recording live sound for scenes involving hundreds of actors in expansive, chaotic settings was a daunting task due to technological limitations. However, today, meticulous sound design and advanced equipment selection enable us to capture authentic audio, even in complex situations."
Yang Jingyi's dedication to authenticity and innovation extends to his collaboration with international director Liu Weiqiang: "Working with international directors is always a rewarding experience. We often bring fresh ideas to the table, resulting in remarkable creative synergy. The global film industry increasingly collaborates on diverse themes, fostering cross-cultural exchanges in creativity and production methods. Film is a unique medium that transcends boundaries, speaking to all of humanity. When I work on historical war films, I prioritize accurately representing the scenes and stories, a critical aspect of my role as a film sound designer."
"Battle on Shangganling Mountain" is scheduled for release in late October, promising to set new benchmarks for British and American films, as indicated by official reports. Audiences eagerly await the audio-visual spectacle that this 250 million yuan endeavor will deliver, offering an immersive cinematic experience.
Yang Jingyi, a prominent film and television sound engineer, graduated from the Beijing Film Academy's recording arts program and has dedicated over two decades to creating and producing soundscapes for numerous acclaimed productions, including "A Battle of Wits," "Bodyguards and Assassins," "Dad! Where are we going? 2," "Surprise: Journey to the West," "Tracks in the Snowy Forest," "Crazy Detachment," and "1921." His contributions have earned him multiple industry accolades and significant box office success, making him a driving force in the Chinese film industry.