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Above LA is a love letter to Los Angeles and showcases my favorite way to view the city - from above. Whether on a rooftop, a hill, or a mountain, getting above the grind of the city allows you to appreciate it in a new way. Once you get even slightly above, the views and sounds begin to change dramatically.
Getting above it all has been instrumental in helping me get to know and appreciate Los Angeles. This piece was produced off and on over the course of two years, and the clips selected for this film are only a small percentage of what I captured during my quest to take in the city from different locations and in new ways. Some of the locations featured are popular and easy to access, others require some searching and hiking, and some are heavily restricted. But I encourage everyone - lifelong Angelenos, transplants, visitors - to hit the trails, drive the mountain roads, find a reason to get on top of a high-rise. From the basin to the valley, this city offers so many opportunities to rise above and look down. Never stop exploring.
This film was shot at 5K+ resolution and is available for display in 4K.
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An extra special thanks to Matt Givot and Tamara Westfall. Without your gracious production assistance and support, this film would not have been possible. Thank you!
Special thanks to Colin Rich and Andrew Walker for always making LA look so good and being an inspiration to keep exploring and capturing moments of time in Los Angeles.
Thank you to -
Henry Jun Wah Lee