Top 10 Sites to Visit with a Camera Crew in Hong Kong
Beverly Boy Productions has many clients and they know to come to us when they need to book a camera crew in Hong Kong. This city has much to offer, from traditional sites to modern bars and clubs, and everything between. You can tour the main area, or go to one of the 250 outlying islands Hong Kong governs. There is much to see, do, and eat in this amazing city, so when you need to hire a cameraman to get some incredible footage of this incredible city, contact us.
The Tian Tan Buddha, or Big Buddha, is the largest outdoor Buddha in the world, requiring visitors to climb 268 steps to reach the statue. With the Po Lin Monastery standing just across from it, it is one of Hong Kong’s most iconic attractions and makes for a stunning view on film. Hire a camera crew in Hong Kong for a day and hit this location on your list of stops.
Shopping in foreign countries can be a great time, and you can get some amazing and diverse B Roll at markets, but one of the greatest treats about shopping at the Temple Street Night Market is that is pops up at night. When the sun goes down, hundreds of stalls come up offering just about anything you could ever hope to find in a street bizarre. You can rummage through the stalls, have fun haggling, and hire a videographer to get some footage of all the action.
Possibly the most colorful Buddhist temple in Hong Kong is the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. This monastery is home to life-sized, gold-painted Buddha statues and each one is unique. There are 431 steps leading to the monastery and the steps are lined with hundreds of statues in various poses. The complex houses another 12,000 gilded statues that dazzle both in person and on film.
The ‘Venice of Hong Kong’, Tai O Village, is a very rare and tranquil place where you will find traditional bamboo houses supported by stone columns or stilts. The Tanka, or ‘boat-people,’ have lived here for more than 200 years. You can take a stroll through the semi-floating market, partake in traditional snacks, take a boat tour and view the village up-close, and film a video production in Hong Kong like no other.
Tung Ping Chau is one of the 250 outlying islands that fall under the Hong Kong territory and it is a Unesco-listed site where you can hike, swim, and enjoy the outdoors for the day. You can also film and conduct interviews here in a gorgeous, quiet, natural setting with a camera crew in Hong Kong.
For some history and natural beauty, take the Star Ferry across Hong Kong’s iconic harbor. This ferry service has operated since 1888, and is a favorite among locals.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, thanks to its location on the Pearl River. This city began when China lost the First Opium War in 1842 and it became an international port of trade. Immigrants from China helped make this city flourish, and Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on 1 July 1997. Change is constant in Hong Kong, but so is tradition and culture. You can easily experience (and film) both here when you find a film crew in Hong Kong.
One of the best reasons to travel to Hong Kong is the food! You need to take a break from filming to eat, so make sure you hit one of these great places while shooting with your camera crew in Hong Kong.
- Duen Kee Restaurant. Located on Chuen Lung mountain, this family run teahouse serves incredible dim sum. It can take a bit of travel to get there but the view and food are both worth the trip.
- Roast Goose. Hong Kong roasted goose is marinated in more than 20 secret spices, then roasted over charcoal until golden and crispy. The skin melts in your mouth and yet is crispy, too. It’s a must-have food here in Hong Kong and there are many restaurants that do it wonderfully.
- Roast Pork. Roast pork is made similar to the roast goose, but it’s made from the belly of a pig, meaning the inside is creamy due to the fat under the skin. It is absolutely phenomenal and something you must eat while you are here.
Filming in Hong Kong requires you to submit documents to the Film Services Office, pay fees, and wait to see if your permit is approved. If you fail to fill out the paperwork properly, or provide the right documents, your permit can be denied and you will have to stall your production. This is why it is essential to search for camera crews for hire who know how to obtain the needed permits for you. You can get help from the Hong Kong government, but if you don’t want to handle these calls, or if you are confused on things you might need for the permits, a film agency can be your best bet in handling things for you.
One reason you need a film crew in Hong Kong is to help you choose the best dates for filming due to the climate that can hinder the shots you have in mind. Hong Kong has a mild climate, which makes it a great year-round travel destination, but it does have tropical cyclones and thunderstorms, as well as typhoons, and all of this can make filming harder. Work with a crew that can help you choose the dates with the best weather.