For this project, we will be filming and creating a music video/short film about Hong Kong, with a music cover being used as the backing track for the video/short film.Vicky and Lara will be singing the song “Home” by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Bebe Rexha as the backing track. Lara will be the main actress in the video/short film. The footage being used will be filmed around iconic places in Hong Kong, as well as the hidden gems of the city. The filming and editing will be done by both Sarah and Bella. This way, we have included musical (singing), visual (film/photography) and dramatic (Lara’s acting) arts in our film.
The artistic intention for this piece is to show how all the aspects of Hong Kong come together to become a home for everybody, no matter your background or past life experiences; with Hong Kong being the melting pot of culture that it is with a very diverse group of people that live here. We wanted to use this as our artistic intention because of our own personal ties to the city as our home, no matter our different experiences in the city and how long each of us have been here.
In order to achieve this, we’ll be filming in different parts of Hong Kong that we keep near to our heart as well as the iconic parts of Hong Kong that are well known around the world, and edit and put it all together in class in time with the backing track (sung by Vicky and Lara). Some of the places we will visit to film footage are Causeway Bay, Ap Lei Chau, Repulse Bay, Central, the Peak, Mong Kok, and other parts of Hong Kong with deep culture and tradition, whether it be in new, urban areas or old, traditional areas. By including so many different places, we’ll be able to take advantage of the beautiful culture AND landscape/scenery Hong Kong has to offer.
Some of the problems we may face include the following; not using our class time but only out of school, as well as some out of class factors, for example; crowds, bad weather, absence of people, etc. There are solutions to these problems. By using our class time and out of school time efficiently by filming out of school and editing in class, we will be able to work together and make the video. The outer factors, though uncontrollable, can be fixed with time. For example, crowds are a part of Hong Kong culture, and we can take advantage of that by taking videos. Weather can be waited out, and this project isn’t one that requires everybody to be there the entire process.
Some of the filming aspects and ideas we would like to include the following: every time the word “home” comes up there is a transition between the different spots that we have filmed/have footage of. As the beat continues another person walks into frame. Every transition, the blurred vision becomes clearer, as a symbol of Lara having a feeling of belonging at home (Hong Kong).
We will know that we have accomplished this task when we have all the clips that best represent hong kong and its diversity and how it is a home for different people. We also need to have all the appropriate equipment for filming and editing.