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Running on Empty

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By filmmaker Ross Ching.

This one may seem a little LA-centric at first. But it's really kind of global. Inspired by Matt Logue’s wonderful Empty L.A. photo book, filmmaker Ross Ching asked “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared?," then set out to create a time-lapse video that envisions an L.A. without automobiles. The outcome is beautiful. To learn about the process behind the video, click......read more

Running On Empty (Revisited)

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Imagining a car-less Los Angeles

Last year, director Ross Ching's original "Running on Empty" video set the internet on fire for its beautiful, haunting depiction of a Los Angeles without cars. With "Carmageddon" looming in LA a couple weeks ago, Ching decided to re-edit the video with new music, coloring and opening shots. Here is the result. The track is "Often a Bird" by Belgian composer Wim Mertens. More info on......read more

L.A. Light

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Tremendous time lapse of L.A. at night

We love Los Angeles, especially at night, when the endless sunshine gives way to the electic glow of city lights. So this video is pure joy for us. Over a period of six months, photographer Colin Rich cruised around the city at night, shooting time-lapse footage from all sorts of locations, some of them fairly ballsy (the Hollywood sign). It wasn't always easy, as Rich......read more

From Lunch to Landfill

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Short film tracks food trash from restaurant to landfill

Do you know where your garbage is from last week? Us neither. "From Lunch to Landfill," a short film brought to us by Mae Ryan of KPSeeSee (the visuals team for SoCal public radio station KPCC), tracks the movement of trash from a restaurant table in Los Angeles to a landfill outside the city. What you'd expect to be a didactic and depressing take on the garbage issue is actually a......read more

NightFall by Colin Rich

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Filmmaker returns with another mindmelting time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles

Whoa. Colin Rich's second time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles is pure visual joy. Following on the heels of Rich's hugely popular "L.A. Light" video, "NightFall" manages to surpass it and then some. "I wanted this to be a tour de force," he told the LA Times. "I wanted the camera to feel like it’s pulling you through the city, and channeling that energy transfer of day......read more

Flying Lotus, "Until the Quiet Comes"

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Short film by Kahlil Joseph comes ahead of FlyLo's new record

On October 2, Los Angeles beatsmith Flying Lotus will issue Until the Quiet Comes, his highly anticipated new record on Warp. In anticipation of the drop, he just released this short film to coincide with the project. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, the "Until the Quiet Comes" short ncludes the songs "See Thru To U" (ft. Erykah Badu), "Hunger" (ft. Niki Randa) and "Getting......read more

SHFT presents 'no strangers' at the Annenberg Space for Photography

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Meet some of the photographers behind the epic group show at LA's Annenberg Space

"Within a generation or two, fully half of humanity's accumulated wisdom and knowledge will be sacrificed upon the alter of progress," says Wade Davis, curatorial advisor of no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world and one of the world's most influential advocates of indigenous cultures. The group exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a celebration the extraordinary......read more

SHFT TV: 'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' at the Annenberg Space

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Meet the minds behind the seminal exhibition of war photos at the Annenberg Space for Photography

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, the groundbreaking exhibition of war photos currently on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography, tells the history of military conflict through the lenses of dozens of photographers. It's an important exhibit, one that's sure to alter the consciousness of anyone who visits. In this video, we meet with co-curators Anne Wilkes-Tucker and Will Michels, as well as with a few of......read more

Moby & Mark Lanegan, "The Lonely Night"

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Take a time-lapse trip to the desert with director Colin Rich

Lighten Up star Moby and alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan make an unlikely duo on "The Lonely Night," a Record Store Day single featuring downtempo beats by Moby underneath Lanegan's raspy vocals. The track will be available on limited edition 7″ backed by a remix from Photek. Thanks to director Colin Rich, "Lonely Night" now has a video as well. It's a time-lapse trip through arid California,......read more

Superba Coffee on Cool Hunting

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LA's bean guru shows off some custom roasts

The independent coffee roasting boom is in full swing, and here in LA, Superba Coffee is leading the charge. The Cool Hunting video team paid a visit to Superba's operation in Torrance, CA, and assembled this clip documenting the company's incredibly detailed roasting process. Every bean and batch is hand sourced, reviewed, and roasted. With an ethical belief system underpinning everything......read more

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