LA Demo Reel
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Angel City Aerials Los Angeles Drone Reel

Matt Dutcher

Angel City Aerial is one of the top professional drone piloting companies in Southern California.  All the thrilling city action of Los Angeles comes together in this impressive professional aerial reel. This aerial footage company skillfully captured time-lapse shots of the Los Angeles skyline at day and night and from various angles, epic shots of the famed Hollywood sign in the hills northwest of downtown, amazing aerial shots of a tux-clad BMXer, and more sights and sounds of the City of Angels.

People and Sights of LA
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Los Angeles


Contributor Lucas Pinhel is an Instagram phenomenon, with over 200k followers who love his creative videos combining drones,  ground camera, and people.  In this piece, he travels to Los Angeles, California to make one of his signature videos, one that highlights many aspects of living that LA lifestyle. Whether it's playing basketball with buddies, rollerskating on the sidewalks of Venice Beach, or grabbing a bite from In-N-Out, this drone footage is all about the City of Angels.

LA Skyline by Drone
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Downtown Los Angeles Skyline in 4k!!

Glazed Aerials

Los Angeles was slower to develop a world class skyline compared to New York and Chicago, despite long ago surpassing Chicago to become the USA's second largest city.  With a skyscraper building boom in the 1980's and an even bigger one in the 2010's, LA now has a skyline which matches the size of the city.  In this remarkable video, contributor Glazed Aerials flew a drone amidst the canyons of downtown LA to provide an amazing aerial perspective of this ever changing city.

LA Aerial Chronicle
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24 Hours in Los Angeles

Marco Hernandez

Drones are allowing content makers to create highly creative videos that appear to be big budget affairs but aren't.  Marco Hernandez is a top AirVuz contributor, and his short travel videos are highly inspirational.  In this video, he takes a 24 hour period in Los Angeles and creates a marvelous drone video incorporating a beautiful woman, a Jeep, and the background of the City of Angles.  Enjoy this aerial masterpiece from La La Land! 

Drone Tour of LA
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La La Land // Los Angeles

Marco Hernandez

Los Angeles, often synonymous with California, has always been able to hold our collective imaginations captive.  You'll dream a little dream of America's second largest city when you watch this cinematic reel from filmmaker Marco Hernandez. The quick cuts from scenes of the famed Pacific Ocean, to the towering skyscrapers of the downtown district and the hills of Hollywood, to the many amusements offered by Southern California, perfectly capture the lively vibe of the City of Angels.

Port of Los Angeles
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San Pedro: The Port of Los Angeles


Perhaps more than any other city, Los Angeles owes its existence to the power of human will.  It's miraculous enough that a giant metropolis can exist in a region with almost no freshwater resources, and then there is this: Greater Los Angeles, with no natural harbor, was able to become home to the USA's largest (LA) and second largest (Long Beach) ports.  In this drone video by mavictraveler, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Port of Los Angeles, also known as America's Port. 

DVOW Finalist from Los Angeles
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Fly With Me - DTLA Film Festival Entry

Matt Dutcher

For a two minute aerial tour of downtown Los Angeles, it's hard to beat this video by contributor and drone pilot Matt Dutcher.   He combined some phenomenal drone footage with some extremely impressive timelapse and other editing techniques to make this amazing drone video of America's second largest city.  This instant classic was selected by the AirVuz editorial staff as a Drone Video of the Week Nominee and Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick. 

Dodger Stadium
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Dodger Stadium

Dave Yip

Contributor Dave Yip brings us this aweseome aerial view of Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team.  In the 1960's, when the then-Brooklyn Dodgers couldn't get a new stadium built in New York, the owner relocated the team to LA.  Dodger Stadium was built to become the home of California's first MLB team.   The stadium is located in an area called Chavez Ravine, which is (as you will see from the video) very near downtown LA.

DVOW Finalist from LA
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Cali Trippin

Tommy Choi

Contributor Tommy Choi used a drone to make this highly imaginative aerial video of Los Angeles, America's great Second City.  Using a variety of editing techniques, his video shows us the towering skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles (including the new Wilshire Grand tower, the city's tallest) and the nearby Southern California shoreline from an amazing new perspective.  This video was a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in 2018. 

Century City: Fox Plaza
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Fox Plaza, Century City


The Fox Plaza building is situated in Century City, a sort of "satellite downtown" for LA's West Side, near the interchange between the Santa Monica and San Diego Freeways.  Built on an old 20th Century Fox backlot, Century City is generally regarded as the capital of the worldwide entertainment industry.  Fitting, then, that Fox Plaza was the scene of the finale of Die Hard, the 1988 action blockbuster.  Contributor Mavictraveler created this drone video of the building, which was completed in 1987.    

La La Land
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La La Land - Los Angeles by 4K drone


Take an aerial tour of sunny Los Angeles in this beautiful compilation of drone footage of the great Southern California metropolis. From the Pacific Coast to the iconic Hollywood sign in the hills above the city, from the Venice Skate Park to the wealth and fame of Bevery Hills, evanthomas1 takes us around all the sights and sounds of modern Los Angeles.  With its upbeat and energetic feel, this drone video brings a new romantic feeling to the City of Angels.

Los Angeles City Hall
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Los Angeles City Hall


For 40 years, the tallest building in Los Angeles was City Hall.  Completed in 1928, at the peak of the city's most frenetic decade of growth, the architectural masterpiece stands 138 meters (453 ft.) above the downtown streets.  It's been used as a filming location for many movies and TV series.  In its best-known movie appearance, City Hall "stood in" for police headquarters in the 1997 modern noir classic, LA Confidential.  You can see City Hall from a drone perspective in this video by mavictraveler.

Port of Long Beach
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The Port of Long Beach, California


It would be hard to overstate the importance of international trade to the economy of Greater Los Angeles.  The area is home to the USA's largest container port (the Port of Los Angeles) as well as its second largest: the Port of Long Beach.   In 2017, the two ports on San Pedro Bay together handled about 17 million 20-foot equivalent containers (TEU's), roughly 3x the figure for their closest competitor.  Here is a drone video of the Long Beach port, compliments of mavictraveler.  

Sights and Sounds of LA
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Life in Los Angeles


Contributor Tdheyen created this amazing aerial portrait of his native Los Angeles.  With footage of the city's skyscrapers and surrounding freeway system, so vital to the lifeblood of this city with historically limited public transportation, the video shows the Southern California metropolis at its very finest.  The video ends with an epic shot of Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, with the skyline behind it.  Enjoy the aerial views of La La Land in this amazing production! 

One Week in LA
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Los Angeles | 2018


What can you if you have a week in Los Angeles with a drone and a ground camera.  Find out in this epic video by contributor Bentleyian11.  He spent the time compiling this amazing portrait of America's second largest city.  Starting with an epic shot of the famous Hollywood sign, he takes us around the city's great beaches, the skatepark at Venice Beach, Dodger Stadium, and the mansions of Hollywood Hills, interspering some amazing shots of the downtown skyline.  

Long Beach Waterfront
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From the Queen Mary to the Harbor, Los Angeles


Long Beach, California is the second largest city in the massive urban conurbation known as Greater Los Angeles, second only to LA itself.  In contrast to its northern neighbor, Long Beach is all about the ocean.  It sits on San Pedro Bay, the closest thing that Greater LA has to a natural harbor.  In this video by Skybounddrones, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Long Beach waterfront, including the Queen Mary cruise ship (permanently docked there) and its harbor, the country's #2 container port.   

LA Coliseum
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The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, from Above


The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is one of the most storied sports venues in the USA.  Built in the 1920's, it was expanded to be the prime venue for the 1932 Summer Olympics, a role it replayed when LA hosted its second Olympics in 1984.  At times, it was also home to the LA Rams and Raiders of the National Football League, all the while the home field of the USC football team.  In this video, DeeFair23 gives us a bird's eye view of the great sports venue.

Silicon Beach
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Silicon Beach Surfers - Malibu, CA


Although surfing didn't originate in California, it was in the Golden State where an obscure activity which originated in the South Pacific migrated (by way of Hawaii) and became transformed into a mainstream activity seen throughout the world.  The cauldron where this occurred was in the string of beach communities west of Los Angeles from Huntington Beach to Malibu.  Contributor Sky.shots brings us this drone video of surfing in this legendary area, now referred to as Silicon Beach. 

Santa Monica's Famous Pier
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Santa Monica Pier


The imprecisely predefined "West LA" consists of a series of beach communities, most of which are independent cities.  The largest and most well known of these is Santa Monica, which lies more or less due west from downtown LA.  A city of nearly 90,000 residents as of 2018, it's best known for its main pier.  In this drone video by Lucaspinhel, you'll get a bird's eye look at the famous pier, where actor Tom Hanks ended up when he  "ran clear to the ocean" in the movie Forrest Gump (1994)

Balboa Island, Newport Beach
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2019 Balboa Island, Newport Beach


Greater Los Angeles is immense; it includes five counties and is approaching a population of nearly 20 million.  Orange County is the most populous of the satellite counties, lying to the south of Los Angeles County.  The third largest county in California by population, it's mostly known for its beach communities, the most famous of which is Newport Beach.  In this video by Danielnash, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of Balboa, a small island which is part of Newport Beach and sits in its harbour.  

LA Dronelapse
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Lost in Los Angeles 2019 (Drone Timelapses)

Matt Dutcher

Prepare to be blown away by this amazing dronelapse of modern Los Angeles from contributor Matt Dutcher.  Shot with both a DJI Phantom 3 and 4, it covers the downtown area, some of the Pacific beaches and piers, and other landmarks like Dodger Stadium.  The most amazing timelapse shots show the DTLA skyscrapers and give you a feel for the massive vehicle flow on the network of highways running in and out of downtown; these include some of the busiest highway arteries in the world.  

Wilshire Grand: LA's Tallest Building
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Droning LA's Wilshire Grand


In 2017, US Bank Tower (also known as Library Tower) was displaced as the tallest building in Los Angeles.  The new height champion is the 73 story Wilshire Grand Center, a mixed use building which has an architectural height of 335 meters (1.1k ft.).  The distinctive glass structure, topped by a Korean Airlines logo, has transformed the skyline of America's second largest city.  You can see the Wilshire Grand from a new perspective in this drone video by mavictraveler.  

Beverly Hills: Warner Brothers Estate
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The Warner Brothers Estate, Beverly Hills

Wild & Free Travel

Wild & Free Travel created this amazing video in connection with marketing of one of the most expensive properties in California.  The Warner Brothers Estate was the home of Warner Brothers co-founder Harry Warner, the older brother of the better known Jack Warner.  Located in Bevery Hills, the it was once the home of Marilyn Monroe and much later it "played the role" of the OJ Simpson estate in Brentwood for the FX TV series "The People vs. OJ Simpson".  The property was recently listed at $36 million.

Staples Center
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Soaring Over Staples Center, Downtown Los Angeles


Contributor Jayxlamar created this amazing aerial video of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The stadium hosts the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers of the National Basketball League, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Womens' National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.  It's also a major venue for concerts and major boxing matches.  Built in 1999, it's credited as being a major factor in the revival of downtown Los Angeles.  

Venice: Beach City of Canals
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Taking Flight over the Venice Canals Historic District


One look at this drone video from Skybounddrones will tell you where the city of Venice, California got its name. The town was built by millionaire Abbot Kinney in the early 1900's, who bought a stretch of coastline south of Santa Monica and decided to call it Venice in recognition of the canals which were needed to drain its marshes and make it habitable.  Today, it's one of the most fashionable spots along the line of beach communities referred to as Silicon Beach.  

Selfie from DTLA
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Bloss Out, DTLA

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Check out this phenomenal dronie shot from top contributor Bbloss. It was shot from the Echo Park neighborhood, which lies just to the north of downtown Los Angeles.  The shot was taken facing south, towards the downtown skyline.  You don't see it, but if the shot had continued for another five seconds then Dodger Stadium would have appeared on your left; the stadium is located in Chavez Ravine which is the next neighborhood to the east of Echo Park.  

DTLA Sunset
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Sunset in Downtown Los Angeles

Dave Yip

DAve Yip created this amazing aerial video of downtown Los Angeles at sunset.  As LA grew into the ranks of the USA's largest cities, it was often derided for not having a skyline worthy of a large city.  For example, it didn't have a single large building over 150 meters (around 500 ft.) until 1968, by which point New York and Chicago had dozens.  That's changed thanks to a series of skyscraper building booms which began in the late 1960's, the latest of which is still very much in progress.  

Skyscrapers of DTLA
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Above LA - Aerial


For over 25 years, US Bank Tower was the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles, with a height of over 300 meters or 1.0k ft..  Opened in 1989 as Library Tower, the 73 story building reaches a height of 310 meters (just over 1.0k ft.).  In 2017, the circular tower was eclipsed by the (also 73 floor) Wilshire Grand Center, which topped out at over 335 meters (about 1.1k ft.).    In this drone video by AerialClip, you'll get some epic views of the older building as well as the usurper as it was being completed. 

Catalina Island
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Avalon, Catalina by drone in 4K

Glazed Aerials

Santa Catalina (known as Catalina) is an oddly-shaped island located about 50 km (around 30 mi.) south-southwest of the Port of Los Angeles in the Pacific Ocean.  Mostly uninhabited (preserved) land, its main town is Avalon, on the island's southeastern shore.  In this video from Glazed Aerials, you'll get a bird's eye view of the quaint harbor town.  The most prominent landmark in Avalon, the Catalina Island Yacht Club, was the filming location for a memorable scene in the 1974 classic, Chinatown.  

LA Harbor: Vincent Thomas Bridge
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Flight over the Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles


The Vincent Thomas Bridge connects the community of San Pedro, California with Terminal Island to its east.  Terminal Island is the home of the two busiest container ports in the United States: the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  For historical reasons, these two ports have remained not only indepedent but intensely competitive.  Together, the two ports handle as many containers as the next 4-5 ports combined.  In this video from DeeFair23, you'll get a bird's eye view of this important span.  

The Long Beach Waterfront
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Rainbow Harbor - Long Beach, CA

Marty Mitchell

Long Beach, California has a long and symbiotic relationship with its northern neighbor LA.  For decades, its Pike amusement zone was the biggest in the state, and the oil discovery on Signal Hill in the 1920's helped to drive the growth of the LA auto culture.  After years of decay due to the massive downsizing of the aerospace and defense companies which were once huge employers here, the Long Beach waterfront has undergone a renaissance.  Check it out from above in this aerial by Marty Mitchell.  

USC Campus
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Drone Tour of the USC Campus


One of the less heralded factors behind the vitality of Los Angeles is its base of high quality colleges and universities.  One of the largest and best known is the University of Southern California (USC), which is situated just to the southwest of downtown LA.  Its enrollment of over 45,000 is roughly 60% graduate and professional school students.  It's also known for its highly regarded film school as well as its powerhouse football program.  Check it out from above in this drone video by mavictraveler.  

Historic Bradbury Building
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LA's Bradbury Building


Of all the depictions of Los Angeles in the movies, the dystopian LA in the "future year" of 2019 in the cult sci fi film Blade Runner is one of the most well known.  One of the most important filming locations for the 1982 movie was the Bradbury Building in downtown LA, which you'll see from above in this drone video by mavictraveler.  While it's appeared in other movies, the 1893 landmark is best known as the filming location for J.F. Sebastian's apartment where the movie's final, climactic scene occurs.

LA's Tallest Skyscrapers
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Running from the Maze

Dave Yip

Contributor Dave Yp created this beautiful aerial of downtown Los Angeles, which is in the midst of one of its strongest ever building booms.  It features shots of the impressive skyline from several different directions.  You'll get some great views of US Bank (originally Library) Tower, which held the title of the city's tallest building for nearly three decades, as well as the Wilshire Grand building which topped it in 2017.  You'll also see the Aon (originally ARCO) Building, which was tallest from 1973-1989.

UCLA Campus
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UCLA with a DJI Mavic Pro 2


While Los Angeles is too big to be considered a "college town", it would be hard to overstate the importance of its post-secondary institutions.  Among the most prominent is the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), which is located in the Westwood neighborhood on LA's West Side.  The school has an enrollment of about 45,000, over half of which is in the university's graduate and professional schools.  In this drone video by Mavictraveler, you'll get a bird's eye view of the UCLA campus.  

Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Walt Disney Concert Hall


After decades of consolidations in LA's most important industries (financial services, aerospace, and entertainment), a new leader of corporate Los Angeles has emerged: Walt Disney Company.  The media giant, which originated in Burbank in the San Fernando Valley, has its name attached to one of downtown LA's more prominent cultural landmarks: the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Check out this Frank Gherty designed masterpiece in this drone video by contributor myflyingeyes.  

Griffith Observatory
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Griffith Observatory Aerial Tour


Contributor Sky.shots brings us this awesome drone video of Griffith Observatory, one of the most iconic landmarks of Los Angeles.  Located in the Hollywood Hills near the famous Hollywood sign, the observatory has been allowing astronomers to gaze into the heavens since 1935.  The observatory has been used as a filming scene for numerous movies.  Most famously, it was used to shoot the climactic scene of the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood. 

The Palos Verdes Peninsula
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The beautiful cliffs of Palos Verdes


If you are standing near the ocean in one of the beach towns west of Los Angeles such as Venice, looking south you will see a land mass which effectively creates the southern end of Santa Monica Bay.  What you are seeing is the Palos Verdes Peninsula, which juts out into the Pacific from just west of Long Beach.  It's known for its steep cliffs dropping down to the ocean, and it's home to some of LA's swankier suburbs.  Check out these amazing cliffs from above in this drone video by skybounddrones.  

Beautiful Newport Beach
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Newport Pier and McFadden Square

Marty Mitchell

South of Los Angeles and Long Beach is gigantic Orange County, which runs along the Pacific Coast and well inland.  The areas's development was conceived by the real estate and railway men who ruled LA as a way to extend their empires southward.  Its best known coastal town is Newport Beach, which is also the unofficial sailing capital of the USA's West Coast.  In this drone video by Marty Mitchell, you'll get a bird's eye view of the city's famed pier and a centenary commemoration square built in 2008.

FPV Diving LA's Skyscrapers
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Diving DTLA #sendit( FPV Freestyle)


The skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles make for a compelling backdrop in this first person view (FPV) video by contributor and FPV pilot teenofpv.  Against a nighttime background, he takes on two of the more notable skyscrapers from the city's financial district.  The first building dived is Figueroa at Wilshire, a 53 story office tower located at the intersection of two of downtown's main thoroughfares.  The second building is E&Y Plaza, a 41 story building a block down on Figueroa.  

Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus


With a population of over 200,000, Huntington Beach, California is the largest of the Orange County beach towns south of LA.  It was named after Henry Huntington, a powerful Southern California railway man who helped to conceive of Orange County as a means to extend his great LA rail empire.   Huntington Beach is easily distinguished by its pier, whose bright orange roof contrasts brilliantly with the ocean waters.    See it from a bird's eye in this drone video by dronestarvisions.  

LA Dronelapse
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Lost in Los Angeles (Drone Timelapses)

Matt Dutcher

In this drone video, top contributor Matt Dutcher does a fabulous job of using drone-timelapse techniques to show you ultramodern Los Angeles from an entirely new perspective.  The opening shot shows downtown LA looking from the south, showing the massive number of auto's which ply the world's largest highway system.  From there you'll see all sorts of big landmarks from the timelapse perspective: Santa Monica Pier amusement park, Dodger Stadium, Echo Park, and much more.  

LA County Courthouse
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Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Downtown LA


The Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles was the venue for the Trial of the (20th) Century - twice.  In 1971, following what was billed as the longest and highest profile criminal trial in history, a cult leader named Charles Manson and his followers were convicted for the brutal killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others in the so-called Helter-Skelter Murders.  That proved to be a mere warmup for another West Side multiple homicide trial - that of OJ Simpson, who was acquitted here in 1995.  

Caltech Campus, Pasadena
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California Institute of Technology


The California Institute of Technology (known informally as Caltech) is one of the world's most prestigious research universities. It's situated in Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los Angeles.  As of late 2018, the school's alumni and faculty include an incredible 73 Nobel laureates.  While Caltech has historically kept a fairly low profile, its appearance on the hit comedy Big Bang TV series has elevated awareness of the school.  You can see the Caltech campus from above in this video by Mavictraveler.   

LA Compilation Video
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Los Angeles from Above

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With a plethora of some of the most epic aerial views of Los Angeles anywhere, AirVuz has created this highlight clip showing some of the best views of the City of Angels on the site.  Catch bird's eye views of all of the following spots:  Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, the Getty Museum, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach Skate Park, and Beverly Hills.  Catch all the sights and sounds of the 2028 Olympics host city!   


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Los Angeles Hyperlapse

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Air + Style L.A.

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Cameras and Dancers :)