This project's funding goal was not reached on December 28, 2012.
About this project
AERIAL Los Angeles is both an amazing and enjoyable flight fantasy over the city of Los Angeles. Embrace yourself as you soar over the air over what is now bank one, breeze through the orange crush and see aerial giants that will wow and astonish you. This short film originated in high def, will keep you on the edge of your seat, soaring just feet yards away. This short film is visually stunning. This classic is just the beginning of aerial cinematographer Louis H. Simmons’ career. What a powerful and solid creation. Sit back and relax as you listen to the score of AERIAL Los Angeles by Indie musicians not disclosed yet. This short is visually eye-catching aerials of architecture, lit up with neon and fluorescent lighting. This makes the perfect picture.
Since incorporated, aerial cinematographer Louis H. Simmons has completed more than 3 high definition aerial shoots including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Maui. City of Angels Productions has produced over the years many high def aerial shoots over Los Angeles, San Francisco, Maui and Las Vegas. Aerial Cinematography Credits Include: "Charmed" , "Without A Trace", "CSI", "Honda", "Fujinon", "Impossible Pictures", "Modern Marvels", "Samurai Girl", "NAS", "State of the Union", "In Plain Sight", "NCIS" "Aerial Los Angeles", "Aerial Las Vegas", "Aerial San Francisco", "AERIAL"
First inspired by the character 'Animal' on Lou Grant, and later on, fine art photographer, Peter Lik, professional photographer Louis Halcyon Simmons first picked up the camera at age 6. From then his eye developed into something amazing with his everlasting visuals that capture life, both past and present. Louis Simmons’ adventure into both photography and aerial cinematography stemmed from his background in production. While in Los Angeles, Louis’ intentions to pitch his high def motion picture idea called for another means of advertising. After researching various media sources, Louis landed with stock footage agency, Footagebank.com, immediately after graduating film school at The Los Angeles Film School. Along with his many talents, Louis developed a smooth jazz internet radio station called Smooth Jazz Beach Radio, hoping to serve as an advertising medium for his television pilot AERIAL, allowed Louis to discover new and extraordinary ideas for his stock footage library including cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and soon Seattle. Perhaps the biggest focus of professional photographer / aerial cinematographer is introducing new images to the world.
“My passion comes from the heart, as I love to share images and visuals with the world,” explains Louis. “It is an exciting feeling when you are able to introduce yourself to the public and have them immediately vision your dreams.” Along with running his online radio station, Louis has plenty on his plate to keep him busy. Being a professional aerial cinematographer, Louis often finds himself in different parts of the country, pairing music and aerial footage together, creating whole new entities. His movie pilot, AERIAL, is set to be released sometime next year including Seattle, San Francisco, Las Veagas and Los Angeles. While holding down these two projects, Louis also has plans to launch yet another project with his aerial footage called, 'Murals by Halcyon' by using single framed high definition images and transferring them to life size murals for corporate lobbies. For more information about photographer / aerial cinematographer Louis Halcyon Simmons, log onto: www.facebook.com/lordcityofangels or www.mpgalleria.wordpress.com
AERIAL Los Angeles Facts
The PR Firm ThePRFirm@gmail.com Representing: City of Angels Productions Subject: Aerial Los Angeles – The City of Angels Film Facts Film Facts: • Original date of flight was 9/11/2001 • Flight was rescheduled to 2/2002 • Weather was crystal clear. Rained the night before. • 33 degrees was the weather once up over downtown Los Angeles • 1st aerial high def shoot • Helicopter company – National • Type of helicopter – Jet Ranger • Aerial Los Angeles (pilot) was submitted to stock footage agent Footage Bank and immediately became represented prior finishing film school in 2002 with a three year contract. • Several high definition aerial clips have been sold since first being represented. • Camera used – Sony F900 • Lens used - Canon 11x4.7 IRSD ENG style lens • Shot in 24P • Credits include: PBS, Without A Trace, Charmed, Hyundai, Indicas Currently City of Angels Productions is in pre-production for it’s first feature high definition to be shown at 72mm, large format scale. City of Angels Productions is currently seeking distribution for this project, “Aerial”. For more information about Aerial Los Angeles – The City of Angels, log onto www.cityofangelsprods.com “The making of a picture perfect story and one of this years best visual shorts….” The PR Firm
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges that comes with this project entail not necessarily transferring the already shot aerial footage from hd tape into digital format but more the actual finding of the music scores. We are actually looking at producing a soundtrack using new indie artists open to any genre. Once we have discovered the artists that we like it then a matter of scoring the music with the film. One of the other challenges is keeping the attention of the audience with over 8 minutes of aerial footage to new and upcoming artists. This short will be put into the film festivals starting in early February of 2013. One of the successes of this project is to see if we are able to attract more inquiries and ideas for our aerial stock footage library.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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