My biggest thing about moving to L.A. was the traffic: the traffic’s terrible,” Houghten said in a behind-the-scenes video about his inspiration for the video. “So, I was thinking, ‘How cool would it be if traffic didn’t exist?’

– Russell Houghten

Los Angeles without cars is somewhat unimaginable, However  filmmaker, Russell Houghten has created surreal video showing what it would be like to skate around Los Angeles in the absence of cars.  Urban Isolation was shot in the presence of regular Los Angeles traffic. The cars were edited in post production to give the city an abandoned feel.

Behind the Scenes Footage



Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Russell Houghten
Assistant camera/edit: James Messina

Music by: Richard Houghten , A Cosmic Gift

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