Cinematographer Colin Rich, who garnered considerable praise a year ago for his brilliant time-lapse film ‘L.A. Light,’ released his latest work Thursday, entitled ‘Nightfall.’
The extraordinary three-minute time-lapse tour through Los Angeles features striking footage as day turns to night in locations all across the region, from Downtown LA and Griffith Park to Santa Monica and along the Malibu coastline.
The result is, as Rich describes, a “tour de force” through the city “channeling that energy transfer of day to night.”
“Nightfall in particular is my favorite time to shoot time lapse,” explains Rich. “Capturing the transition from day to night while looking back at the city as the purple shadow of Earth envelopes the eastern skyline and the warm distant twinkling halogen lights spark to life and give the fading sun a run for her money- this will never grow old or boring to me.”
As LA residents know and appreciate, our city is expansive and one of natural wonder as much as it is a city of buildings and freeways, and Rich does a superb job capturing this side of the city with video shot from vantage points far away from its core, like the Santa Monica Mountains, Angeles National Forest and along the Pacific Ocean.