Video: The City Of Angels As An Angel Might See It

Filmmaker Chris Pritchard's breathtaking time-lapse is a love letter to Los Angeles.

In “Above L.A.,” a new time-lapse short by filmmaker Chris Pritchard, we’re offered a rare bird’s-eye view of the City of Angels. Pritchard, a high-res time-lapse specialist, calls it a “love letter to Los Angeles.”

Over the course of two years, he took trips to the city's highest points--some heavily restricted--to showcase his favorite way to view the city, shooting at 5K resolution (it's rendered here in 4K). Says Pritchard:

Whether on a rooftop, a hill, or a mountain, getting above the grind of the city allows you to appreciate it in a new way. Once you get even slightly above, the views and sounds begin to change dramatically. I encourage everyone--lifelong Angelenos, transplants, visitors--to hit the trails, drive the mountain roads, find a reason to get on top of a high-rise. From the basin to the valley, this city offers so many opportunities to rise above and look down. Never stop exploring.

East Coasters can check out a similarly sky-high view of the Big Apple, shot by drone.

[via Vimeo Staff Picks]

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