After two hundred years of industry, the District of Xinwu has become Taiwan's largest agricultural town. It is also Taiwan's largest supplier of rice with the population a little over 42,000. It occupies 85 square miles, east to west approximately 13 miles, north to south 8 miles. It is equivalent to the size of 385 Disney Worlds.
This expansive and beautiful landscape is anointed with four seasons of glorious flora: oceans of sunflowers, lavender, grape seed, Sulphur Cosmos and more.The sea of flowers year-round attracts species of beautiful butterflies which are better enjoyed at these Xin Wu famous scenic sites: Fan Jiang Historical Estate, Sea View Pavilion, Snow Forest, The Five Grains Emperor Temple and the world's tallest Sky Goddess Statue. Xin Wu also has the northern region's largest Lotus Garden. Other than it's famous rice, it also produces quality herbs, fruits and koi. The rich variety in cuisines include Min Nan, Japanese, Hakka and more.
Xinwu HD Production Highlight: Via animation, a simple string will morph into Ai Mi, the mascot, who flies excitedly into the picturesque Fan Jiang Historical Estate. As she has special powers and abilities, Ai Mi bounces effortlessly onto the rooftops and then dives into the gorgeous sea of blooming flowers. She leads the audience along with her fun and colorful animated exploration of the Historical Estate.
Monuments Reconstruction HD Production Highlight: On a white screen, an animated 2B pencil sketches out the contours of the old mill; it's cogs, wheels and plateau. Ai Mi enters from the right screen, admiring the magic pencil at work. As the magic pencil draws its way swiftly down the screen, the old mill rapidly takes shape. At its final stroke, the old mill animates to life and begins it's laborious journey. As the Barn workers work on the mill, we see pearly white grains of rice being churned out to Ai Mi's delight. She started dancing with an animated grain.
The sequence is underscored with an iconic traditional Hakka song and a short excerpt by the anthropologist who highlights the importance of the mill.
Note: the Sequence will be shot using tracks and crane to better showcase the majestic mill and it's wonderful details.