Experiencing Interruptions?

See without seeing

Clayton LO Keng Chi, now 40, has suffered from an undiagnosed condition for 20 years. He is highly sensitive to light and noise, but tries his best to cope with the accompanying daily pain and discomfort.

“See without seeing” documents LO’s trip to St. Louis in the United States (US). Accompanied by his mother, he is determined to try alternative treatments that may alleviate his condition, even if it means traveling to the other side of the globe.

The film is 40 minutes long. As all the scenes are captured using 360° camera, viewers can place themselves right next to LO as the events unfold in the US, sharing his experience in his search for treatment for his condition and the difficulties he faces along the way.

In the 360° video, viewers can look up and down and even turn around, as if they were there, inside the scene. This level of immersion faithfully recreates the raw atmosphere and emotions – helplessness, anxiety and doubt – that the documented subjects experience. But like any other film, the viewer is but a spectator to the events, powerless and unable to help or change anything.

“See without seeing” is about Clayton LO, and the story of his trip to US in search of treatment for a rare medical condition. This is his story, as it happened, a story that is not told, but experienced.

  • Karen CHAN Cheuk Sze
    Video Maker
  • Helen CHOW Hiu Lam
    Video Maker
  • Karen CHAN Cheuk Sze
  • Helen CHOW Hiu Lam
    360 Video Stitching Engineer
  • Frankie Yip
    Sound Designer
  • Daniel CHOW
  • Helen CHOW Hiu Lam
    Color grading
  • Karen CHAN Cheuk Sze
    Color grading
  • Half The Time - written by Clayton LO
  • Dr. Miu-ling LAM
    Special Thanks
  • Dr. Joseph Unger, JR
    Special Thanks
  • Ricky YEUNG
    Special Thanks
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Virtual Reality
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    VR 360° video, 4K, H.264
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography

Karen and Helen are students in the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.

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