Video of the Day: Los Angeles Without Us

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When we think of Los Angeles, warm weather, palm trees, the film industry, and great, new lo-fi punk bands come to mind. But perhaps the first thing we imagine is the constant traffic. Turns out that’s also been preoccupying L.A. resident and filmmaker Ross Ching. Inspired by Matt Logue‘s Empty L.A. , Ching has created Running on Empty, a time-lapse video that imagines what the city’s roads would look like without cars. The result, set to Radiohead’s “No Surprises,” is a gorgeous, meditative vision of life in Los Angeles, post-automobile. Watch the video after the jump and read about how it was made here.