I believe that the most important task of a director is to use feelings to shoot every scene. Second would be to make every actor and every crew member to understanding the director’s thoughts before very shot.
My most memorable experience is with my first film, Live in Flames. It was a local, low-budget film. Shot in 12 days, using only new actors, it was a delightful process, because all of us were young.
Another memorable experience was in making MV. I was 25, shooting the video for Dao Lang, perhaps the most popular singer in China. The shoot involved actually used tanks and military helicopters, which belonged to a Hong Kong collector. (There are actually tanks in Hong Kong!)
Actors I respect most are Alan Tam, Francis Ng and Helena Law.
Had I not been a director, I would probably have gone back to Canada.
Jacky Lee Chi-lun was born in Hong Kong in 1979 and immigrated to Canada with his family as a child. He came back to Hong Kong in his 20s and joined TVB as production assistant. He worked under Wilson Chin on variety shows and was later promoted to assistant director, moving up to director three years later. In addition to directing music videos for TVB, Lee also freelanced as a music video director and had made over 1,400 videos for singers and groups from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China as well as completing more than a dozen musical films and produced over 100 concerts. He left TVB at the end of 2003 to start his own company, Concept X, which produces music videos and commercials.
He made his first film in 2012, Live in Flames, about a group of youths trying to fulfil their hopes and dreams in rock & roll.
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