Hong Kong Strong : Brandon Li
Brandon Li’s “Hong Kong Strong” is an exercise in perspective. His short film rather epically shows the hustle and bustle of the city through it’s people and the varying pockets of architecture and layered spaces they inhabit. Off the jump, Brandon takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the city, implementing some cool techniques that you can find out more about here, with a director's commentary.
As the camera pans around different facets of the city, shifting and changing, you get a feel for the immensity, diversity and potential narrative that a city of 7 million people can encompass. The cinematography is stunning with plenty of sharp close ups, drone footage and slow tracking shots making for an engaging piece. The Stephen Richard Davis score bolsters the clip together nicely as well. Press play and give it 7 minutes. It’s well worth it.