I decided to come up with a little travel reel to showcase where I’ve been over the past summer. Locations include Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong, and various spots from Taiwan. All of the footage was shot on my Canon 5D Mark II camera with an assortment of lenses and then edited in FCP and Color.
With one of the most impressive skylines in the world, Hong Kong is truly a visual play ground for the eyes. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on earth and with it’s skyscrapers tower above your head, neon lights, and the sound of managed chaos everywhere, it is a completely disorientation and amazing city. I can see why Christopher Nolan choose Hong Kong and Two IFC for one of the key action scenes in The Dark Knight. Even after having lived in one of the worlds megacities, Tokyo and seen pictures of Dubai, I still firmly believe that Hong Kong possesses one of the most amazing and beautiful, skylines of the world. It may not have any record holders in terms of skyscraper heights but that doesn’t matter in the sheer amount of creatively designed skyscrapers in such a small and dense place.
While I was in Hong Kong, one thing that absolutely amazed me was the land reclamation projects the government had going on. While talking to a native I found out that quite a bit of Hong Kong island used to be completely underwater and that where the native I was talking to had lived, used to be underwater some 20 years ago. The amount of construction work going on is mind blowing and to see the actual effort that man is making to change earth is astounding.