Architect Mariana Bisti's new drone film captures the megalopolis of Hong Kong from an entirely new perspective. The aerial footage captures the densely packed city-state in both intimate close-ups and grand, sweeping wide-angle shots, illustrating just how tightly packed the city is by making effective use of the flying camera equipment.
City footage often brings to mind directors like Woody Allen with New York or John Hughes with Chicago. Because of the time in which they worked, those classic names from film history were confined to two options when depicting their hometowns: ground-bound static shots or vast overheads with a helicopter. Drone films completely change the game, provided the best of both worlds while also limiting one's expenses significantly. Mariana Bisti's Hong Kong film takes advantage, giving an impressive tour of the city in just eight minutes.