Film I The Golden State

Oh, California. How do I love thee? A time-lapse tour of all of the most visually stunning places the golden state of California has to offer. Hal Bergman filmed over four years, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to agriculture to national parks.

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.

The golden state is the most populated state in the United States, and the third largest. It’s almost double the size of the United Kingdom and slightly larger than Japan. If it was it’s own independent country (as it was briefly for a few weeks in 1846), it would have the 8th largest economy in the world by GDP. It contains the highest summit and the lowest desert in the Contiguous United States (and the second-lowest point in the world), both of which are in the same county. It contains every major climatological biome except tundra.

Locations filmed:
Alabama Hills
Big Sur
Bombay Beach
Death Valley National Park
Gilroy
Inyo National Forest
Jenner
Joshua Tree
Lake Tahoe
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Malibu
Mono Lake South Tufa Reserve
Mount Shasta
Napa
Onyx
Owens Lake
Salinas
San Diego
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo
Santa Monica
Sequoia National Forest
Venice
Weldon
Yosemite National Park

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