California is such a stunningly gorgeous place

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I'm biased because I grew up in California so it'll always be home to me but I'll always be a little jealous of people who aren't from here, just for the opportunity to be able to see it for the first time with brand new eyes. It's such a big state that there are so many different faces of beauty.

You can fall in love with completely different parts. The time lapse was filmed by Hal Bergman, who wrote:

My goal was to cram all of the visually stunning things about the entire state, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to wilderness and national parks, into four minutes. I intended to use as a pitch for work from the California Board of Tourism, but now I'm sharing it publicly.

The average clip took 1-3 hours to film and another 3-10 hours to edit. Several cuts are from clips more than 24 hours long. I shot 423 clips over four years to make this, but the majority of the 67 clips ultimately used were shot in the last 12 months.


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