Lonely skater explores eerie Los Angeles empty of any cars

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Filmmaker Russell Houghten created the illusion that the skaters in this video were travelling alone thru an abandoned Los Angeles, an eerie view of a city that is always brimming with heavy traffic.

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A lot of the time they were in fact mixing with speeding traffic which he later patiently removed in post-production. The film is appropriately entitled Urban Isolation.

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Cool. Reminds me of this. They edited out all the traffic on one side of the 405 in LA.

NB: See how I said the 405 just like a west coaster? Cool, huh?

405: The Movie, Bruce Branit & Jeremy Hunt, 2000