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The ‘Brilliant’ Time-Lapse of California That Took Four Years to Complete: ‘Really, Really Beautiful Footage’

"My goal was to cram all of the visually stunning things about the entire state..."

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A breathtaking time-lapse posted online captures the state of California like you’ve never seen it before — and it's the final result of four years of meticulous work.

The video, which has amassed more than 30,000 views since it was uploaded Friday, was shot over four years and dubbed “California”

[sharequote align="center"]"My goal was to cram all of the visually stunning things about the entire state..."[/sharequote]

"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," filmmaker Hal Bergman wrote on Vimeo. "I intended to use this 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," he added. "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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