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Fly Through the Skies of Los Angeles With This Intense Drone Timelapse

By Justin Heyes on May 7th 2017

The cityscape of any movie can add to a scene, becoming a character in its own right, or fade into the background, as it were. Los Angeles has been the choice of so many great films that have graced the silver screen. The city is not only a place where the story happens, but with films such as Sunset Boulevard, Chinatown, Heat, Magnolia, and Collateral, L.A. becomes its own evolving character. The people over at Beverly Hills Aerials published a timelapse displaying the character of this one-of-a-kind city in something truly beautiful, and frankly, just damn impressive drone work.


The 24-hour journey was the result of a three-month drone excursion through the city of Los Angeles. From Los Angeles City Hall, Dodger Stadium and Capitol Records, fifty locations of “inspiring architecture” were scouted and shot. Special detail was given to precision, speed and proper time of the day.

The entire video was filmed with a DJI inspire 2 in Pro Res 422HQ taking 4TB of hard drive space. Even an original song was written and recorded exclusively for the video titled “Lost Panorama” by To Be Decided, a Los Angeles duo.

Beverly Hills Aerials shot some of the best-looking drone footage that I have ever seen; some of the sequences have an almost CGI-like effect to them. If you have two minutes to spare, the video is definitely worth a watch.

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Justin Heyes wants to live in a world where we have near misses and absolute hits; great love and small disasters. Starting his career as a gaffer, he has done work for QVC and The Rachel Ray Show, but quickly fell in love with photography. When he’s not building arcade machines, you can find him at local flea markets or attending car shows.

Explore his photographic endeavors here.

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