As a filmmaker, the most important thing is to stay creative. While I’m in the middle of a production, I have to always remain creative. Shooting on location, I will use various camera angles and various performing styles to get the best results.
(Excerpted from the Police Public Relations Bureau’s press release, October 7th, 2003)
Hiter Wong Hei-tak joined Rediffusion Television (RTV) as a cameraman in the mid-1970s before being promoted to the role of director. Ten Sensational Cases (1974-1976), which Wong shot on film, received rave reviews for its cinematic qualities, which prompted Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to hire him as director of Police Magazine in 1976. Wong’s use of realistic reenactments to warn the public of recent crimes became a hallmark of the show. The acclaimed Police Magazine was honored by the Best Television Programmes Awards for many years.
In film, Wong was the cinematographer for Joseph Kong’s The Big Risk (1974), Lee Pui-kuen’s The Ghosts and I (1979) and Chan Hung-kai’s The Desperate Trio (1980).
Wong photographed his first and only directorial effort, The Desperados (1980), which also marked Lawrence Cheng’s debut as a screenwriter.
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