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Published on Friday, 14 Jun 2013
Chan Tsz-kin (left) and Kwok King-chi always look for the most interesting visual elements to accompany their job videos.
Photo: Edward Wong

Video producer Chan Tsz-kin and content editor Kwok King-chi - both part of the Chief Secretary for Administration office's Efficiency Unit - are in charge of producing videos for the youth portal that informs young people about government jobs.

With multiple government departments working on various issues to ensure the smooth running of Hong Kong, Chan and Kwok often get to go on exciting visits to places that do not open their doors to just anyone.

"We get to visit places like the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal while it was under construction, prisons and air traffic control towers," Chan says. "These are exciting places that not everyone gets to see."

Shooting videos with the marine department was a particularly unforgettable experience for the pair. "We went on board this huge cargo ship and also visited a dock where we saw huge ships being pulled out of water for maintenance," Kwok says. "It was an amazing thing to see."

While it is exciting to shoot videos at special locations, Chan and Kwok also work with departments that concentrate mostly on office work. "We have to think out of the box to produce videos for office positions such as executive officers [EO] or accountants," Chan says. "Compared to jobs at sea or at the airport, their jobs might seem less exciting, but they are closely related to our daily lives."

While shooting a video for the position of an EO, Chan tried to find a visual element by looking at the proposed job duties. "This particular EO position was to take charge of helping various departments move into the new government office building. That was the visual we were looking for. It would not have been interesting to film someone working at a desk, so we had to look for something more appealing."

For a video detailing the job of an accountant, Chan tried to relate the work to the general public. "An accountant deals mostly with paperwork, so to make the video more interesting, I wanted to find aspects of the job that were related to the public. The accountant who I interviewed was in charge of the HK$6,000 giveaway scheme [the government's 2011 tax rebate programme], so I made this the point of interest," he says.

Chan says the most popular government jobs among young people seem to be those of EO and police constable as these videos draw the highest number of views.

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