I remember when I first arrived in Hong Kong almost a decade ago, I felt like I had walked into an actual movie set. It was a place that I had only seen on TV as a kid, with its strange red taxi’s, odd stop lights and driving on the other side of the road.
My intent with this project was to illustrate the grandeur of Hong Kong that most people would never get to see. When I had recently watched the movie Oblivion, it had somehow starkly reminded me of Hong Kong, with the feeling of being so insignificantly small -- almost irrelevant to my surroundings. Hong Kong is an unbelievably dense city, where much of the world can be accessed at your fingertips. But in a city where you can access the material world in a matter of seconds, it also has the ability to isolate you from the 8 million people around you as well.
With this piece, I hope that you are able to engage in this contradiction.
Track: M83 - Waking Up
Inspiration: Oblivion Movie
Andrew Tso, for a good time in Hong Kong, and makes cameo at 1:53. tsotography.com
Tom Ryaboi, for the technical editing expertise. tomryaboi.com
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon T2I
Lenses: Sigma 8-16mm, Samyang 8mm, Sigma 30mm, Canon 50mm
We felt in love with the country, New Zealand. Beautiful scenic driveway, friendly people, delicious food and unlimited amount of pure nature awesomeness. Blue sky with beautiful sunlight. We miss NZ already!
Travel period was April 2012
Shot with Fujifilm Finepix X100 (Aperture Priority)
Edited with Adobe Premier Pro
Tandem Skydive Footages by Skydive Lake Wanaka
A total of 20GB of video clips.
Less than 1 day to edit and publish in Adobe Premier Pro with only typical tool set used.
Astia film simulation.
No color correction on all the video clips.
Light leak effect overlay with the video clips.