The model of the lavish mansion is meticulously restored in the newly released video.
After “teasing” about the poster announcing the movie project Bac Lieu Prince, the producer recently continued to make the audience curious with a unique introduction video.
Video introducing the film project “The Prince of Bac Lieu”
The film project Bac Lieu Duke was inspired by the life of Mr. Tran Trinh Huy (1900 – 1974), famous for his wealth and foolish play during the 1930s-1940s. Born into a wealthy family, “Bac Lieu Prince” Tran Trinh Huy was able to study in France at an early age. From there, he absorbed the culture and liberal lifestyle of the West. His times “using money to cook eggs”, “burning money to find earrings for beautiful people”… all became famous anecdotes. There was a saying at that time: “Whatever King Bao Dai has, the son of Bac Lieu has it, but what is not certain of what King Bao Dai has.” He is also the first Vietnamese to own a private plane and airport.
In the promotional video for the film project, the crew chose a unique stop-motion animation style to introduce the main character. The character models recreate the image of Duke Bac Lieu and two important women in his life, as well as the curious psychological developments of this famous rich man.
The character model recreates the image of Prince Bac Lieu and two important women in his life
According to the producer, the production crew chose the time since Ba Huy began to become famous for the notorious playboy in the southern province of South America with the event of “burning money to cook eggs to prove himself rich”.
The story in the video describes the event that Uncle Ba Huy returned to the country after studying abroad and introduces the elements associated with the image of the prince of Bac Lieu such as the majestic shape with the expensive Au Phuc, the splendid mansion. splendor, glamor and especially a lot of money. Here, we switched the concept of light colors several times to represent life stages and time changes. When obsessing about the domination of money always surrounded Ba Huy, he almost lost his orientation and fell into the void, facing himself and questioning himself about the things he had done, the people who had been there. went through his life. And the answer, perhaps only he himself can answer. The detail of the fire at the end of the video is also an interesting image, revealing the events in the life of this pompous man.” , he added.
The details of the fire at the end of the video reveal the events in the life of the prince of Bac Lieu
The music in the video uses traditional Vietnamese music materials, combined with Western influences to recreate the Southern atmosphere in the 20s and 30s of the last century.
The clip is only 2 minutes and 20 seconds long but meticulously invested, from the smallest details. In addition, from the structure of the house, to each piece of furniture in this short video, the team has carefully researched and meticulously designed according to the reality of Ba Huy’s house in Bac Lieu province. This miniature mansion the size of a regular doll’s house is executed with the utmost sophistication and perfection.
The crew said that all furniture and items are handmade. In particular, the items with carved details, sophisticated patterns such as tables and chairs, wooden cabinets are elaborated to every detail. The floor is carefully tiled with imitation of bricks, with the number of up to more than 500 pieces of patterned tiles, completely hand-painted brick borders. Each small item takes an average of one day to make. There are too detailed items that take 2-3 days to make to ensure authenticity.
Every detail of the furniture in the mansion has been carefully researched and meticulously designed
Without using real people for the introductory clip, it took the crew nearly half a month to complete the character models. In order for the model to have the line, the soul closest to the character, the artisans have to spend many days to complete each small part, not to mention the motion support equipment. In addition, the costumes of the character model are also designed and tailored to match the luxurious and luxurious image of the Prince of Bac Lieu at the time.
A miniature mansion the size of a normal doll’s house is made with great sophistication
The production unit representative said that making stop-motion videos is much more difficult than normal editing videos. The lighting arrangement alone takes a lot of time because all the tools are self-made and the lighting setup process is completely different. The movements of light must use many layers of image rotation to create a realistic feeling that cannot be replaced by modern techniques. As a result, a 2-second frame can take up to 2+ hours to produce. However, the crew still decided to make this video to create an impressive debut.
The lighting arrangement alone took a lot of time
This is a film project approved by Mr. Tran Trinh Huy’s family and the People’s Committee of Bac Lieu province to use images and information about Prince Bac Lieu. The film promises to bring a new and fascinating story about the life of the famous rich man in the South in the past.