As the center of the film and entertainment industry, Los Angeles is full of dazzling lights, sounds, and spectacles. Having lived within an hour’s drive of the City of Angels practically all of my life, I’ve seen most of the bustling metropolis on countless trips, but I’ve never actually seen it from the air, till now. With the influx of filmmakers using drones as part of their creative arsenal, we are just beginning to see some breathtaking sights of these famous places from a bird’s eye view.
Last year, self-proclaimed amateur aerial videographer Ian Wood created a video of Downtown Los Angeles showing some of the buildings that stand tall and proud in the middle of the city. In this follow-up aerial video, which was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, Ian takes us on a tour around Los Angeles County through many of the murals, signs, and famed locations you know so well. You’ll see my favorite LA location – the Coliseum – as well as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Beverly Wilshire, Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, Pasadena City Hall and much more.
If you’ve ever been to Disneyland’s California Adventure and rode on Soaring Over California, this 6 minute video has the feel of that, except your feet aren’t dangling, and you won’t exit the ride into throngs of screaming children, or the wonderful smells of churros.