City Lights: Mind Blowing Views of Los Angeles as seen through the eyes of Cinematographer Colin Rich

by Karen A. Brown @IndieStardust @StardustBlu @ StardustBluCEO

Colin Rich Vimeo Screen

It’s early Saturday morning and I wasn’t planning to write today, but then, thanks to a friend, I found Colin Rich. He is way up high on the “cool” meter!  I haven’t had a chance to interview him, [I hope to *hint “Colin” if you are reading this*] but couldn’t wait to share his extraordinary gifts with you!

His patience. His perseverence. I picture him sitting alone, in what must be almost a meditatitive state in remote locations for hours to get seconds of footage. He’s probably busy at work with a half dozen people with him. [This is where an interview with Colin would be quite helpful.]
Pop open the video to a large screen to enjoy!

Colin writes on vimeo, that he will be concentrating on narrative and documentary films.
We look forward to more Colin!

Credit: Colin Rich by LA-By-Time-Lapse-Photo
Credit: Colin Rich by LA-By-Time-Lapse-Photo

For more behind the scenes and updates on Colin’s work, you can follow him here:
Instagram:  Twitter @heyitsmecolin
Web site:

Colin writes: ” ‘City Lights’ is the final chapter from my “Trilogy of Light” series that began a couple years ago with ‘LA Light’ and then followed up with ‘Nightfall’. It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. 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. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn’t always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen.”

And just for some perspective: Colin and The Pop Star team have been literally launching camera’s into space for footage.
Have a look! Although, you may need a dramamine as the camera launches.

Colin writes: “Launched on October 19th 2010, PopStar was a collaboration between Pacific Star and PopTech, hence the name and literal representation of a popstar. Maximum altitude was in excess of 116k feet but the GPS signal failed to record for a number of minutes. PopStar flew a lateral distance of 117 miles and landed by a blueberry field outside of East Machias, ME.” Music by Max Indian

More incredible footage fom Colin Rich at  Deer Dog Productions Copyright © 2013

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