Official Artist
Daniel Chan
Director , Producer , Screenwriter
280,640 views| 113  Posts

Aaron Kwok MV 《舞林正傳》is finally here...


Hi Everyone at AnD, prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /


         Before we look at the final product, let’s take a quick lesson in the truest truism of all, none is more true than “The Customer is Always Right”. Since Aaron is playing a waiter in this video, I think he would agree with me on that…



As new directors, we have no bargaining power to ask for final cut, and in theprefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /Hong Kongentertainment industry, many experienced film directors don’t have control over editing either. So it’s up to the producer or the person who paid you to decide in what shape the audience will be viewing your work.


I have to admit, I am a film person, I want to tell stories, so as a rookie music video director, I knew I favored the storyline more than just loud visuals. So I worked with the CG team of the movie “Naraka 19” to make some interesting visuals to balance the two. I had edited a version with a storyline between Aaron and the waitress, where in the end the audience finds out they are both in each other’s dream world…


Sadly a decision was made to abandon my version and out came the version which you are about to see… Hence the expression, “The Customer is Always Right!”


For now, my director’s cut will stay neatly tucked away inside my computer in ones and zeros form. Hopefully one day, people will get to see it…






about 13 years ago 0 likes  16 comments  0 shares
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
wow good job! i'm really curious to see your version tho.... i like it when mv's tell a story...
about 13 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
doh, it sucks when you have to settle for someone else's version of your work... but for bigger projects that must happen a lot more... what was the story line supposed to be?
about 13 years ago
Nice one!
about 13 years ago
Photo 39461
i'm bet your version rocks! don't worry about it. i'm sure you will get to show your original work one day without other ppl changing it. i wish the saying was 'The customer is always right, but only the director knows what's best.' be strong!
about 13 years ago
Photo 35751
the video looks great, but I would like to see your version. Mvs that tell a story are always, imo, more interesting to watch. I remember watching mv awards back in the 80s and Madonna's Papa Don't Preach, won, bumping the claymation mv of Paul Simon (I think it was) to 2nd and I'm sure it was the human story portrayed in the vid.
about 13 years ago
Photo 17128
Hey,Daniel, yes, it always can happen! so is that the true operation of the movie industry? Does that mean that we the real customers have little chance to watch the essence of a movie? i think you guys must have fought for your right,huh? Well, hope you'll have more power on your own movies in the near future. We're expecting to watch the movies having storylines.
about 13 years ago
Photo 23799
catchy tune... so will we get to see your version???
about 13 years ago
Photo 1831
cool~ nice job
about 13 years ago
Johnnylu f9 johnnylu
about 13 years ago
Photo 15737
Huh,i guess this presented music video focuses more on dancing scenes than the emotional stories.But its also grear!I like to see Aarons dance indeed.Is this what the "The Customer is Always Righ" thing?lol,i dont know,but hope u can add more ur own stuff next time.
about 13 years ago
Photo 36337
It's a good job Daniel, It's a shame that your creative story and original plan had to be abandoned, in sounds like it could of been really effective. I hope you have more power in the future, you have the talent and ideas, you just have to find a producer willing to say ' hell yeah go for it' Best of Luck, and thanks for sharing the final version. I enjoyed seeing the process of the making of.
about 13 years ago
Photo 20401
dun worry.. with hard work and persistent.. im sure u will get there one day! gud luck!
about 13 years ago
Photo 33427
If you want to do something cool, don't expect to get paid for it ...! Don't worry about trying to change the commercial aspects of the industry (esp. in HK!)... Just smile, take the money, make the client happy, never mention the project once it's finished and use aforementioned cash to finance your own films / albums / exhibitions. Also see: http://www.whoneedsdesigners.com/ :)
about 13 years ago
I always prefer MV's who tell u a story rather than just visuals...I guess that's because I am more of a cinema person too... That's why I like Meat Loaf's music videos...they are always interesting "I'ld do anything for love" and so on are great MV's... It's a shame u don't have freedom for ur own work...but well, as someone said, smile and use the money for ur projects...good luck!!!
about 13 years ago
Photo 33193
about 13 years ago
Photo 31055
I still think this is one hell of a job and your version could of been even better. But I'm sure someday soon, you will get to do thing the right way and your way. Keep up the good work.
almost 13 years ago


Learn More

Languages Spoken
english, cantonese, mandarin
Location (City, Country)
Hong Kong
Member Since
September 21, 2007

Daniel Chan on Social Media