A stunning film captures the Colorado wildfires

Paradise in flames, and set to music

By Lindsay Abrams
Published August 23, 2013 5:39PM (EDT)
         (Matt Johnson/Vimeo)
(Matt Johnson/Vimeo)

"Every time you see disaster footage, there's always a dark, shaky quality to it," filmmaker Matt Johnson told The Huffington Post. So he took a different approach to a string of wildfires that burned through Southwestern Colorado this June. What he came up with is a unique perspective on the 33,000 wildfires witnessed so far this season. His time-lapse captures the scale of an inferno that, from afar, is almost beautiful:

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