“Welcome, welcome.” After recognizing Fang Qiu, the manager laughed excitedly and held Fang Qiu’s hand again. He brought Fang Qiu to the sofa and while preparing tea for Fang Qiu, he asked curiously, “Master Fang Qiu, what can our animation company do for you?”
Fang Qiu said with a smile, “I’m not a master. You can just call me by my name.”
The director nodded immediately and said, “Okay. You are in the Chinese medicine industry. Although our animation production has done business with the Chinese medicine industry, we’re basically making advertisement videos for large pharmaceutical companies. Are you planning to advertise?”
Fang Qiu nodded and said, “I guess so. Have you heard the news about meridians recently?”
The manager nodded immediately and said, “Of course I’ve heard the breaking news. You enhanced our country’s prestige in the West. We all cheered for you at home!”
Fang Qiu smiled and said, “The reason why I came to your company is that I want to show all the meridians I saw with my Insight through animation, including the acupuncture points on the meridians, as well as the practice methods for ordinary people to meditate and so on.”
The manager was shocked.
Qicheng Animation was one of the top companies in the industry. Because of the fierce competition in this industry, their competitors were not only their peers, but also some entertainment companies who were focused on producing the special effects for film and television. Their competitors were quite aggressive , so their company had never been able to advance any further.
It wasn’t just them.
Other peer companies, as well as film and television special effects companies, were fighting for business, such as the advertisements for some famous brands, the illustration special effects production in some TV series and so on.
In this era, it was not easy to acquire a profitable business. But once they got the business, the company’s profits would be absolutely guaranteed for the next few years!
Relying on the fame of being one of the top animation companies, Qicheng had received a lot of big orders recently. But compared with Fang Qiu’s order, those orders would not be considered as a big deal!
It was not about money, but because of Fang Qiu’s idea.
What was the most popular thing at the moment?
Undoubtedly, it was Fang Qiu, Chinese Medicine and meridians.
Moreover, it was Fang Qiu who came to him personally. This was definitely a great selling point. Once this animation was made and promoted, it would definitely be popular in the entire country in a very short time. There was even a great possibility that it would be popular abroad!
How could he miss such a good opportunity?
The manager nodded immediately, thought for a moment and then added, “We can definitely do it. However, if we do it according to your request, the requirements for the graphics must be quite high. In this regard, we need more time. Second, you need to communicate with the illustrators. Most importantly, the cost of this kind of first-rate animation will be very high.”
“I heard that you are still in college…” The manager paused as he said that.
Obviously, he meant that even though Fang Qiu had a great idea, the production cost would be too high. He was afraid that Fang Qiu would not be able to afford it, but at the same time, he did not want to lose this great opportunity, so he found it a bit problematic.
Fang Qiu asked directly, “Tell me how much money it will cost and how long it will take to be completed.”
The manager replied, “Well, we need to see what kind of quality you need.”
He then walked to the desk, took the laptop from the desk and put it on the tea table. He turned it on and said, “I have some examples here. Look at these CG animations. They are divided into different levels. The price ranges from one million to ten million. The effect of each level is different.”
He clicked on the first video and said as he played, “This one cost one million. It looks simple. Of course, the effect is much better than ordinary animation. At least it has a 3D effect. It’s just that it’s less complicated in terms of color loss and various details.”
After watching the first CG, the director jumped directly to the last one and said, “Look at the Demon Seals. This is the best one. It lasts six minutes and cost 13 million and took us a whole year to complete it.”
“Of course, the reason why it took such a long time is due to the fact that it took us a long time to explore the path, including the model, background settings and so on.”
“If you want to do it, we don’t need to spend that much time now. Compared with this one, it will be much simpler. However, in addition to the overall quality, our charge is related to the duration. For example, the production of Demon Seals cost two million per minute!”
With the explanations given by the manager, Fang Qiu began to compare them carefully.
In the end, Fang Qiu finally chose the most expensive one. For the sake of Chinese Medicine, he would not hesitate to pay the price. “I want this one.”
Then he added, “I don’t need so many scenes and I only need one character in the cartoon model. I hope it can be completed in half a month.”
When he heard Fang Qiu’s request, the manager immediately shook his head and said, “Impossible! Half a month is too short.”
Fang Qiu shook his head and said, “I can’t afford to wait for a few months. Name a price.”
After thinking for a while, the manager said directly, “8 million!”
It seemed that getting it done in half a month was possible. Otherwise, he would not have offered a price.
“The video you showed me just now cost 13 million. The production price for one year is about 5 million. In fact, the production fee is 8 million. The labor cost of the CG I want is at most equivalent to the annual salary of one of your employees in your company. And it’s even simpler to make it than that video.”
Looking at the manager, Fang Qiu smiled at him. After making an analysis, he said, “I’ll give you 5 million!”
The manager immediately shook his head and said with a smile, “I can’t do that. You’re a Chinese medicine practitioner. It’s not good for you to be calculative. But since you’ve already asked, I’ll give you a discount. 7.5 million!”
Fang Qiu shook his head and said, “Being too naive won’t help me revive Chinese Medicine. Since you really want to do it, I can also add a little more. 5.5 million!”
The manager immediately replied, “7.3 million!”
Fang Qiu did not want to waste his time bargaining anymore. He said directly, “6 million. If you can’t do it, I’ll just leave.”
“You, you…” A helpless and bitter smile appeared on the manager’s face.
Now he really had no choice.
He could not let such a great opportunity slip by, but no matter how good it was, he could not accept it if it did not make money. After all, they were the best in the industry. They needed to pay so many people in such a big company.
However, the price given by Fang Qiu was neither too high nor too low.
They could make a little profit, but it was just a small sum of money, so they would not have much money left after paying the staff.
Fang Qiu asked, “Just tell me whether you want to do it or not.”
The manager shook his head with a wry smile and gave Fang Qiu a thumbs-up. He said, “Master, you really deserve the title of a master. I’ll take the order!”
Fang Qiu smiled.
The manager’s eyes rolled. Then he remembered that Fang Qiu was still a college student. He immediately asked, “Oh, by the way, 6 million is not a small sum of money. Do you have so much money? You don’t seem to be born with a silver spoon, do you?”
Fang Qiu shook his head and said, “I’m not from a rich family. But I’m a Chinese Medicine doctor!”
It was only then that he remembered.
Last time, when Fang Qiu treated the rich man, he directly earned 100 million. Although he did not charge a penny and donated all the money to charity, he was definitely not short of money, with such exceptional medical skills.
Fang Qiu asked, “When can we sign the contract?”
“Now. I’ll ask someone to print out the contract right away,” The manager responded and quickly stood up to make a call at his desk.
Soon, the secretary came in with the contract. After reading the contract carefully, Fang Qiu signed the contract. Then, he transferred the initial 3 million to the account of the financial department of Qicheng Animation.
Seeing that Fang Qiu could pay 3 million without any problem, the manager was finally relieved.
The manager said, “You have to arrange a time and see when you can have a discussion with our illustrators. After all, they don’t know what the meridians look like.”
Fang Qiu said, “Today, we can start now.”
He was pressed for time.
He still needed to pick the Heaven Treasure in Norway!
The manager said, “I mean, you can choose a time when you’re free, like tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Of course, since you need it urgently, you can also communicate with the illustrators now.”
Fang Qiu replied, “Let’s do it now. I don’t have much time.”
“Okay, I’ll arrange it now.” As he spoke, the manager personally brought Fang Qiu into the conference room and asked the secretary to call up the illustrators.
Soon, the secretary gathered together ten illustrators. They came to the conference room.
They were all shocked when they saw Fang Qiu!
They were so surprised.
They wondered why Fang Qiu came to their company.
Then, after the manager’s introduction, the ten illustrators were all interested. In addition to feeling that this was indeed a very good idea, they knew that it was a big challenge for them. They also wanted to know what the meridians hidden in the human body were like.
After the meeting, Fang Qiu said, “You may be exhausted during the following days. In order to thank you for your efforts, I will give you some small gifts.”
The ten people were puzzled.
What small gift?
Fang Qiu had not brought anything with him. How could he give them a gift?
“The first time I saw you, I knew you all have occupational health problems.”
As he spoke, Fang Qiu walked to the back of the first illustrator and said, “You all have cervical spondylosis because you draw pictures and always maintain the same posture for so many years.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he pressed his hands on the neck of the first man. Before the man could react, he gave a gentle press. With a slight click, the man’s cervical vertebra was directly aligned.
Then, he went to the second one, the third one…
One by one, Fang Qiu quickly cured the ten people’s cervical spondylosis problems.
After Fang Qiu was done, everyone twisted their necks gingerly and found that their cervical spondylosis had really been cured.
“Is there such a benefit?”
“I’ve spent a lot of money on my cervical spondylosis. This benefit is really awesome.”
“It would be great if all the clients were like him.”
The ten illustrators were all gratified. “It’s amazing.”