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Deadbeat TV is a landing zone for all things television and film related. This section will feature interviews with film makers as well as recommendations on films, documentaries and tv series.

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.

Geek stuff: Cameras: Sony A7 RII; Sony A7 SII; Sony A7 S; Sony A6000; Sony RX 10II; Beholder DS1; DJI Phantom 3; DJI Inspire X5

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.