Beautiful 4K LA Timelapse Ties Stars, City Lights and Horizon

Cinematographer Colin Rich is obsessed with lights. He just completed a 3 timelapse series dealing with the lights of LA and the results are stunning.

Colin masters just about any aspect of a good time lapse, both technically (day/night transitions, spectacular camera moves), but more importantly he manages to tie all those small sequences into a story. The story of LA.  Go full screen, see the movie, then hit the jump for more info and the previous installment of the series.On the vimeo page Colin describes his experience:

It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times

NightFall

LA Light

[City Lights via gizmodo]

  • David Lewis

    looks similar to what tom from timescapes does… Really nice.
    This kinda stuff takes A LOT of planning and I wish I could produce something of even half the quality of this.