A Tiny 'Snow Globe' Time-Lapse of Los Angeles

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Colin Mika used a variety of tricks to film the sprawling vistas of Los Angeles as if they were inside a tiny snow globe. The video combines time-lapse photography with a tilt-shift effect, and the globe itself is actually a light bulb filled with water. Paper cutouts create the snowflake and heart shapes in the bokeh (background blur). Look out for the fireworks at around 1:00 for a particularly cool use of the effect.

For more work by Colin Mika, visit http://www.allcutupfilms.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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