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Video: ‘The best city in the world’: Francis So’s timelapse showcases Hong Kong’s cityscapes

Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps – amidst hectic deadlines and overtime, citizens often struggle to catch their breath.

In his latest production “Escape,” filmmaker Francis So juxtaposes the dull grind of working life with the myriad sights and sounds that the city has to offer.

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The video features scenes from the city’s busiest districts, in addition to its natural environs, using techniques of timelapse as well as hyperlapse.

“These stunning views of Hong Kong perhaps make itself be the best and happiest city in the world. So why don’t let go yourself from the bustle and hustle then?” writes So.

Video: A trippy new timelapse through the Hong Kong skyline to its dense housing estates

Faced with the highest property prices in the world, half of Hong Kong’s population of 7 million live in densely-populated high-rise public housing estates.

In his newest production “Homeland”, filmmaker Patrick Cheung captures a dazzling time-lapse of daily life and scenic views from these estates, juxtaposed with the city’s famous markets and temples.

Homeland", filmmaker Patrick Cheung

Homeland, by filmmaker Patrick Cheung.

Scenes were filmed in Yuen Long in the north, the working-class residential area of Wong Tai Sin, and the bustling district of Yau Ma Tei, among other locations.

“The people [who] live under the Lion Rock need to keep moving on,” writes Cheung.