VOD: Windows into SoCal Life

What is life in Southern California?

That's a hard question to answer because there is so much here, too many different and even conflicting truths to sort out. The natural clashes with the urban, the rich live mere minutes from the poor, small town communities form in the country's second largest city, beach paradises turn suddenly into chaparral deserts.

In these two videos, we get a glimpse through a window, a fleeting glance of life in SoCal. A calm day at the beach is offset by a raging wildfire or a hectic freeway. They clearly do not and cannot present the whole picture, but these time lapse videos add a piece to the puzzle.

Watching these videos, SoCal residents should feel that flicker of familiarity stirred up by images not necessarily characteristic of their lives, but that are certainly present in their regional identity.

Miniature LA from Tony Leech on Vimeo.

The first video titled "Miniature L.A." was suggested by Twitter user matthiasrascher. If you would like to submit a Video of the Day, tweet at SoCalConnected or leave a wall post on KCET's Facebook page.

Photo Credit: The image accompanying this post was taken by Flickr user SeenyaRita. It was used under Creative Commons license.

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