Rivers of Light
March 23, 2006 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Rivers of Light Hypnotic night-time helicopter shots, floating over downtown LA offices and highways. From Grass Collective. Flash interface, so find your way to the fifth column from the left ('free downloads'). [Large (91MB, 146MB) zipped QT files - a smaller (12MB) sample here]
posted by carter (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Oh, man, I recognize the interchange in the smaller online sample. Always, always, always clogged.
posted by loquacious at 11:43 AM on March 23, 2006

Why am I seeing stuff about sea jellies?
posted by etaoin at 12:05 PM on March 23, 2006

Why am I seeing stuff about sea jellies?

Confusing Flash nav, probably. Mouse over the opaque white rectangles at the top and bottom of the picture of the grass.
posted by carter at 1:28 PM on March 23, 2006

Direct Links to the files:

Video 1

Video 2
posted by blasdelf at 1:51 PM on March 23, 2006

The footage was pretty damn well shot - like Koyaanisqatsi.
posted by blasdelf at 2:51 PM on March 23, 2006

Thanks for posting this. I'm writing some sketches in Processing for playing with time-lapse video in diff ways, and while these aren't time-lapse, they work well.
posted by shortfuse at 3:19 PM on March 23, 2006

yeah, made me think of koyaanisquatsi too. mint!
posted by 6am at 4:45 PM on March 23, 2006

ok, is this really worth downloading? I got a sample from the "movies" column in the 2nd column from the left. It's just traffic. Nicely shot traffic. And it seems strange how one side of the highway is more brightly lit up than the side going the opposite direction...
posted by mhh5 at 9:41 PM on March 23, 2006

Because there's more traffic, mhh5 -- this seems to have been shot during evening rush hour, which means outbound, suburb-headed traffic will be greater, meaning more cars (and more brake lights, I might add).
posted by armage at 1:06 AM on March 24, 2006

Wow. Circulatory-system-esque. A real delight! Thanks for pointing my eyeballs at this. I'm loving light and glass and film, and what they can doo, more and more as time goes on.
posted by SteelyDuran at 3:36 AM on March 24, 2006

needs a soundtrack :D

posted by kliuless at 9:08 AM on March 25, 2006

It’s cool at the end when the white Bronco finally crashes and the cops all drag the guy out and beat the shit out of him.
posted by found missing at 9:33 AM on March 25, 2006

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