Trilogy of Light: Beautiful Time-Lapse Videos of Los Angeles

Filmmaker Colin Rich has released City Lights, a stunning time-lapse video of Los Angeles set to the music of M83’s Outro. Rich’s video is a visual poem that captures the shimmering rhythm of the Los Angeles cityscape, from the urban heart of Downtown LA to the remote heights of the Angeles National Forest. 

City Lights is the third and final video in Rich’s Los Angeles series, Trilogy of Light. Three years in the making, the trilogy began with LA Light, set to the music of Cinematic Orchestra. LA Light was followed a year later by Nightfall, featuring M83’s Echoes of Mine

For Rich, the Trilogy of Light project was “a chance to break away from the 70 m.p.h. freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin.” 

Whether you’re a lifelong Angeleno or visiting LA for the first time, watch the Trilogy of Light and you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the City of Angels.