The decline of Hong Kong's iconic neon glow


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  • Vox
    Vox   2018-08-10T16:38:50.000Z

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  • Shelby Brown
    Shelby Brown   2018-08-19T18:59:09.000Z

    The editing in the beginning of this video reminds me of 2015-2016 One Direction Vine edits... in a good way.

  • gamekiller999
    gamekiller999   2018-08-19T16:55:19.000Z

    I live in HK and even thought neon lights are beautiful they are some time annoying cuz the light is very bright and hurt the eye

  • Silvia cabaco
    Silvia cabaco   2018-08-19T16:40:00.000Z

    Still prefer neons

  • Just Cuz
    Just Cuz   2018-08-19T14:44:54.000Z

    If only I could find someone to love me the way Master Wu loves Neon! 😍😍

  • Handi Cui
    Handi Cui   2018-08-19T14:14:35.000Z

    lol the lofi eastern asian influenced music couldn\'t be more fitting

  • rajshetty611
    rajshetty611   2018-08-19T10:04:33.000Z

    Why vox is focusing more on hong kong

  • Dystropy Ko
    Dystropy Ko   2018-08-19T07:50:15.000Z

    DId vox run out of budget? It says its a series about borders but there is literally nothing about borders and hes stayed in the same city for 4 episodes. The first season was way better and more informational.

  • ED L
    ED L   2018-08-19T05:34:35.000Z

    what is the name of master wu’s shop?

  • Brendan C
    Brendan C   2018-08-19T04:47:08.000Z


  • Li Zhang
    Li Zhang   2018-08-19T04:29:26.000Z

    damn that intro was lit 🔥🔥🔥 keep it up vox

  • alexlammm2
    alexlammm2   2018-08-19T03:39:09.000Z

    Good work! As a HK citizen, I didn\'t realise there are stories behind those signs.

  • Lucas Porada
    Lucas Porada   2018-08-19T02:22:08.000Z

    What is the name of the song at 00:20

  • Undead Jared
    Undead Jared   2018-08-18T23:42:06.000Z

    Why not just use diffusers over the LEDs

  • Petabyte
    Petabyte   2018-08-18T23:06:09.000Z

    vox is creating some amazing short film / documentaries. kudos.

  • Dripps
    Dripps   2018-08-18T22:38:23.000Z

    When did vox turn into Casey?

  • Lillian Swaim
    Lillian Swaim   2018-08-18T22:11:22.000Z

    Why does anyone care??

  • British Tiger
    British Tiger   2018-08-18T14:10:24.000Z

    Wow the editing on this one took a huge jump in quality. nice

  • TechFlix
    TechFlix   2018-08-18T13:58:29.000Z

    Brandon wofltel assured

  • C0TT0NM0UF
    C0TT0NM0UF   2018-08-18T10:02:40.000Z

    Neon is cooler

  • Ausgapore Tan
    Ausgapore Tan   2018-08-18T06:45:12.000Z

    Hong Kong is one of my favourite cities

  • sscheckerrs
    sscheckerrs   2018-08-18T04:55:18.000Z

    Thanks for this episode. It was lovely

  • olaolapepsiman
    olaolapepsiman   2018-08-17T22:41:24.000Z

    V A P O U R

  • Jan Viator
    Jan Viator   2018-08-17T13:22:04.000Z

    lmao most of the movies were Wong Kar Wai\'s

  • Supernaturalme Supernaturalme
    Supernaturalme Supernaturalme   2018-08-17T13:17:43.000Z

    The night scene like a surreal movie set with smells, sounds and noise, chaotic and disorderly order ,a bit sense of danger and tension in the air, exciting and igniting. A twirl of suction of everything, all energies of mismatch and mishap all together in a split second, you are overloaded with information and overwhelmed. Too much going on around you at the same time! Too fast too. Cinematic and dramatic. That s HK.

  • red comn
    red comn   2018-08-17T12:58:35.000Z

    Contact for master wu? I want one of those darn neon for music venue

  • Clement Lai
    Clement Lai   2018-08-17T12:42:32.000Z

    These series are truly beauitful. Thanks, Vox!

  • JuJu
    JuJu   2018-08-17T11:56:46.000Z

    Dope series! Tuning in from London

  • djjlc
    djjlc   2018-08-17T10:56:20.000Z

    Japan please don’t sacrifice your culture just to be like some boring ass American!!

  • Lyds
    Lyds   2018-08-17T09:36:06.000Z

    so well madw this video

  • Aman Rahman
    Aman Rahman   2018-08-17T05:13:40.000Z

    A fun game: when you go out a night, try to tell apart neon and LED lights. In Hyderbad, it\'s mostly LED.

  • sunny steve
    sunny steve   2018-08-17T04:07:55.000Z

    Time for future funk

  • Victor Pelizaro de Souza
    Victor Pelizaro de Souza   2018-08-17T03:45:12.000Z

    NEON >>>>> led

  • Brett Carroll
    Brett Carroll   2018-08-16T20:23:41.000Z

    *O U T R U N I S L I F E*

  • MemeyGamer
    MemeyGamer   2018-08-16T20:15:23.000Z

    Honestly, I prefer the looks for neon, it\'s more clean and minimalist and cool looking.

  • Mamatha Bhat
    Mamatha Bhat   2018-08-16T15:36:50.000Z

    Why are you making so many videos on HK????

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin   2018-08-16T15:23:31.000Z

    Neon peaked in the 70\'s ? Thats way off. In the 70 neon antiques cover the antique shops

  • 关好人
    关好人   2018-08-16T09:33:54.000Z

    What is the song started at 0:08?

  • Anybody Noname
    Anybody Noname   2018-08-16T07:57:10.000Z


  • Rohan Sehgal
    Rohan Sehgal   2018-08-16T07:54:17.000Z

    Loved the music tracks in this video. Can Vox please make it available on Spotify or something? Thanks!

  • Deep Thought
    Deep Thought   2018-08-16T07:29:06.000Z

    But without neon lights, how would we make vaporwave and synthwave album covers?

  • yokcos
    yokcos   2018-08-16T06:20:54.000Z

    so neon lights, relative to LEDs, are expensive, unsafe, difficult to make, and inefficient? Sounds like LEDs taking over is a great idea.

  • Cidila Chan
    Cidila Chan   2018-08-16T06:04:51.000Z

    I love the editing of this video omg is so good!

  • Ritvik Khandelwal
    Ritvik Khandelwal   2018-08-16T05:19:49.000Z

    Hong Kong\'s skyline puts every American skyline to shame.

  • Greg Pappas
    Greg Pappas   2018-08-16T04:17:06.000Z

    That Intro music was hype

  • aliciadear
    aliciadear   2018-08-16T03:24:02.000Z

    I\'m sad the Borders episodes are so short these days! Love this series!

  • TheEpicNarwhal
    TheEpicNarwhal   2018-08-15T23:14:43.000Z

    I geuss we need to move onto led

  • putonekas
    putonekas   2018-08-15T22:10:59.000Z

    Those Leds are ugly as hell

  • putonekas
    putonekas   2018-08-15T22:10:57.000Z

    Those Leds are ugly as hell

  • Orange Rubik
    Orange Rubik   2018-08-15T21:54:32.000Z

    Can you post a list of the songs you use in your videos?

  • CSW
    CSW   2018-08-15T21:43:30.000Z

    More video on Hong Kong please

  • Paolo De Nora
    Paolo De Nora   2018-08-15T21:34:12.000Z

    Outro song name, please !

  • nickdziwny
    nickdziwny   2018-08-15T19:36:12.000Z

    And that kind of videos is what I like from Vox.

  • hayden brayton
    hayden brayton   2018-08-15T17:15:28.000Z

    Nah If I needed a sign I would still go with neon you cant beat custom and hand made.

  • Akxyy
    Akxyy   2018-08-15T16:04:39.000Z


  • Christian O. Holz
    Christian O. Holz   2018-08-15T15:10:32.000Z

    Light pollution. Yay. Calling neon lighting an \"aesthetic\" is very, well, kind. Good thing the government is putting some restraints on their use. Also, LEDs are much more energy efficient

  • Teapode
    Teapode   2018-08-15T14:32:28.000Z

    amaizing series

  • BendyGO
    BendyGO   2018-08-15T14:18:24.000Z

    Outro song: Tom Hillock, Nicolas Boscovic - Golden Halo

  • K G
    K G   2018-08-15T13:24:11.000Z

    I love the work you do on this series brother. Keep it up!

  • /Zacky nor
    /Zacky nor   2018-08-15T13:22:02.000Z

    Yooo these editing skills

  • asspounderify
    asspounderify   2018-08-15T13:18:35.000Z

    4:15 How did you translate what he said from installation to \"simple installation\" It kind of puts him in a bad light, almost as if to trash on LEDs considering he produces neon lights

  • Dhruv Rai
    Dhruv Rai   2018-08-15T13:04:19.000Z


    COPYSK Y   2018-08-15T13:03:56.000Z

    So many homg kong stores uses neon lights for signs.

  • AKNetworkEdit
    AKNetworkEdit   2018-08-15T12:04:22.000Z

    Colour Grading: Teal and Orange. Teal, the worlds ugliest colour unless its in aqua marine setting. And orange Then you manipulate the man speaking\'s skin tone to make it look tanned. Stop it. BOOOO!

  • Obakeng Africa
    Obakeng Africa   2018-08-15T11:54:22.000Z

    The music is on another level.

  • Prod. Hxrford
    Prod. Hxrford   2018-08-15T11:37:33.000Z

    damn this video is so slick

  • Bharbir Singh Heyer
    Bharbir Singh Heyer   2018-08-15T11:35:39.000Z

    Love this series, keep up the amazing work

  • Arif Prabu Wijaya
    Arif Prabu Wijaya   2018-08-15T11:35:02.000Z

    I like the music intro

  • onbekende telefoon
    onbekende telefoon   2018-08-15T09:19:24.000Z

    These types of vids is what makes Vox great. Stay out of climate and political things.

  • C M
    C M   2018-08-15T06:44:17.000Z

    you guys should go to Kaliningrad Oblast

  • Synergy
    Synergy   2018-08-15T05:08:06.000Z

    This camera quality is out of this world!

  • Devon A
    Devon A   2018-08-15T04:37:59.000Z

    Things change

  • shoot fire outta ma eyes
    shoot fire outta ma eyes   2018-08-14T22:51:11.000Z

    Future bass

  • Larry Singleton
    Larry Singleton   2018-08-14T21:50:12.000Z

    I\'m not a big fan of Vox. I won\'t go there. I will say I was surprised. This is an interesting and informative video as I had first assumed, (You know; \"ass-u-me\". heh-heh), that they were going to say something about the Chinese government. I guess I spoke to soon. Right after I wrote the above he talks about how government regulations came down on \"unsafe\" signs through \"safety codes\". I hate, Hate, HATE the Better Homes and Gardens Gestapo that is Code Enforcement that dictates every part of what you do to your own home. How high fences and hedges can be. Having to get expensive permits to put in a f-ing window. I think you even have to get a permit to re-frame a door in your house. You see these \"new\" cities being created in places like California. The first thing they do is establish a Code Enforcement office. With Code Enforcement goons preying on people with \"eyesores\" like a 64 pickup truck in their back forty. What used to be rural areas are now part of the city and subject to fees, fines and every other onerous regulation. So I guess I\'m left wondering how much influence the Chinese government has on local government.

  • Creativepeak 01
    Creativepeak 01   2018-08-14T20:57:05.000Z

    illusion 100

  • Lorinda
    Lorinda   2018-08-14T14:44:31.000Z

    Really love this Hong Kong series! So interesting. Hope you do mainland China.

  • YuukoDream Serenade
    YuukoDream Serenade   2018-08-14T13:44:13.000Z

    I don\'t think I have ever seen an informative video on YouTube so SATISFYING. The *editing* is FANTASTIC.

  • Ph Ph
    Ph Ph   2018-08-14T12:15:48.000Z

    I appreciated this, great video

  • Abdulimaguli
    Abdulimaguli   2018-08-14T09:19:45.000Z

    It’s called evolution

  • GiroFuse
    GiroFuse   2018-08-14T09:02:41.000Z

    5:20, looked it up and the dude is right, neon lights exist since 1917 (=over a hundred years)

  • Cody Private Channel
    Cody Private Channel   2018-08-14T04:44:12.000Z

    just as vegas lost theirs years ago

  • Shuu U
    Shuu U   2018-08-14T03:54:26.000Z

    Is neon lights bad for the environment?

  • Juju Z
    Juju Z   2018-08-14T02:34:42.000Z

    Between the decline of neon and shutting down the pedestrian zone in Mongkok, HK\'s nightscape really is transforming :/

  • SSB Brandon
    SSB Brandon   2018-08-14T01:34:22.000Z

    I like the Jackie Chan at 0:30 it looks just like the meme version & is that Bruce Lee to the left of him?

  • diamondminer666 MLG
    diamondminer666 MLG   2018-08-14T00:13:16.000Z

    where can i find glowstone

  • JonathanJK
    JonathanJK   2018-08-13T23:36:38.000Z

    Episode 4 is out! Let\'s see what Johnny got wrong this time. EDIT: Can see no mention was made that HK had more Neon than Las Vegas. That would have helped contextually to understand how much HK had at one point.

  • Jose Rivera
    Jose Rivera   2018-08-13T22:40:35.000Z

    Nice sountrack man!

  • Aneudi Diaz
    Aneudi Diaz   2018-08-13T22:12:29.000Z

    If your house has been devastated by flooding, then raise it up on stilts or pilings. Protect your investment!

  • Celebstagram
    Celebstagram   2018-08-13T20:34:02.000Z

    The use of Osiris\' M31 LUT is too strong in this video. It makes the Hong Kong lights look dull.

  • Sándor Fazekas
    Sándor Fazekas   2018-08-13T20:19:34.000Z

    Damn, the intro\'s production value up until 1:25 is through the roof! Nice job!

  • Jesus Christ the OG
    Jesus Christ the OG   2018-08-13T19:22:07.000Z

    LED blows, NEON 4 LIFE

  • Joshua Boulter
    Joshua Boulter   2018-08-13T18:37:14.000Z

    3:05 song name!

  • Legit LowQualityGuy
    Legit LowQualityGuy   2018-08-13T17:50:29.000Z

    Deja vu

  • Mex1canPapi1
    Mex1canPapi1   2018-08-13T16:41:45.000Z

    awesome video

  • 9385dee7
    9385dee7   2018-08-13T16:39:28.000Z

    Fantastic music

  • Flavius Aetius
    Flavius Aetius   2018-08-13T16:22:29.000Z

    OMG, why do you feel the need to make the music volume twice that of the speech volume?

  • HamzaA
    HamzaA   2018-08-13T15:47:29.000Z

    Cool soundtrack

  • Sgt_DarkHawk
    Sgt_DarkHawk   2018-08-13T14:19:21.000Z

    Vox is the MVP

  • teddybruscie
    teddybruscie   2018-08-13T10:07:37.000Z

    Artistically it sucks but economically and environmentally neon can\'t be the popular choice. It has to be a niche thing.

  • Gianfranco Cravero
    Gianfranco Cravero   2018-08-13T09:44:03.000Z

    You are talking about neon lights on Hong Kong and you don’t even mention Wong Kar-wai or Christopher Doyle? Shame on you!