Brandon Li is a phenomenally talented filmmaker, whose work I’ve been following (as I am sure most of you have as well) and admiring for quite some time. The dude gets to travel the world and shoot in incredible places producing some of the most visually stunning work online. His video are far from just short beauty travelogue timelapse videos though – there’s a clear voice and uniqueness to his work, from his immersive transitions to his ability to tell moving stories about places without words – letting his imagery do all the talking. Definitely one of the most unique voices in the online video creation world, it’s no surprise that like many of his previous videos, his latest Hong Kong-themed short piece is a Vimeo Staff Pick. “Hong Kong Strong” is his latest work in which he immerses the viewer into the hyper-layered, vivid, and mesmerising world of Hong Kong, its traditions, culture and people.
For the tech-inclined viewers/readers, of which there are plenty, Brandon has prepared a short director’s commentary video in which he goes over the gear he used for his latest work as well as some of the challenges his and his producer and team faced while filming in Hong Kong.
In short he used the following cameras and accessories:
- Sony A7R II
- Sony A7S II
- Sony A7s
- Sony a6000 and Sony RX10 II
- Beholder DS1 stabiliser at B&H
- Aerial shots captured by DJI Phantom 3 and DJI Inspire 1 with X5 Camera
Here’s a list of lenses he used to shoot Hong Kong Strong:
- Sony 10-18mm f4.0
- Sony 16-50mm f3.5-5.6
- Sony 24-240mm f3.5-6.3
- Sony 55-210mm f4.5-6.3
- Sony 28mm f2.0
- Sony 35mm f1.8
- Sony 50mm f1.8
If you are not yet familiar with his work, I highly recommend taking a look at his previous work he’s shared on his Vimeo channel.
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