Tag Archives: Hong Kong

“Seen By My Eyes”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Of Hong Kong By Francis So (2014)

“Seen By My Eyes” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Of Hong Kong Directed By Francis So,

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Francis So

Music Composed by:  Sleeping at Last (“Saturn”)

Seen By My Eyes directed by Francis So

Filmmaker Francis So
Filmmaker Francis So

“Over the past year, I have been to places away from the hustle and bustle city and taken pictures of Hong Kong’s natural scenery, the pure, natural side of Hong Kong. These thousands of pictures have been turned into this time lapse video. I want to show that we can still find these amazing natural scenery such as sunrise, sunset, starry nights and even clouds in our Hong Kong. Sadly, upon the increasing demands of urban developments, it would be a question of seeing such beautiful natural scenery of Hong Kong in the future.

Just as the lead-in “What is depleting is not the shutter but time” of my recent publication “The Beautiful Hong Kong Seen by Me” says, I won’t mind killing the shutter of my camera, as long as I can capture things that I see today as a review in the future.”

Website:  https://zh-tw.facebook.com/franso

“Don’t Go Awash In This Digital Landscape”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Lam Ho Tak (2014)

Cinematic time-lapse music video ‘Don’t Go Awash In This Digital Landscape’ celebrates the 5th anniversary of the 2009 debut album ‘Paper Canyon’ by Codes In The Clouds.

Filmed and Directed by:  Lam Ho Tak

Music by: Codes In The Clouds

This time lapse video was produced by Lam Ho Tak, a student from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, and winner of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011 in the Live Action category as well as ‘Best Experimental Film’ at the Sedicicorto International Film Festival.

“Cities from all over the world are becoming visually similar, homogenized with similar building styles and highway systems. The commonality is development without creative thinking, and a universal goal of low costs and high profits. This kind of development increases the distance and disconnect between people. People move faster and faster as development grows faster and faster. Eventually, the question raised is whether development provides a better life for citizens, or if it only makes a country’s GDP look better.” – Lam Ho Tak

Official Screening Selection of 1st International Motion Festival, Cyprus (IMF)
Official Selection of „shnit documents” for shnit International Short Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2011 Princeton Student Film & Video Festival

“Hold My Hand – Altair & Vega”: A Cinematic Short Film Adaptation Directed By Arbaaz Shroff (2013)

“Hold My Hand – Altair & Vega” is a Cinematic Short Film Adaptation of the novel “Hold My Hand” by Durjoy Datta Directed By Arbaaz Shroff.

Written & Directed by ARBAAZ SHROFF

A HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD presentation, in association with WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL Film School.


The romantic story of a young Indian couple in Hong Kong, created by Durjoy Datta for Hold My Hand, endures a short film adaptation of the popular novel. Through the film, you can see the couple’s romance blossom against a series of beautiful Hong Kong backdrops – on crowded, energetic streets and quiet, leafy paths; under glowing neon signs and red chinese lanterns; in vibrant theme parks and serene temples; and overlooking the iconic Victoria Harbour, the love between Deep and Ahana lives on.

Winner of the “Hold My Hand in Hong Kong Short Film Award 2013”.

Cast & Crew

Cast – Nakul Sahdev, Lianne Texeira

Writer, Director – Arbaaz Shroff

Unit Co-ordinator – Michael Poon

Producer – Prachi Sinha

Cinematographer – Kaushal Shah

Editor – Rishabh Rastogi

Sound Designer & Original Music – Abhinav Agnihotri