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Award-Winning Cinematographer, Director and Producer

Louie Schwartzberg: Biography at a Glance

  • Has been shooting time-lapse film 24 hours a day, seven days a week for more than four decades
  • Directed the 3-D IMAX film “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which was produced by National Geographic and narrated by Forest Whitaker
  • Director of the Disneynature documentary “Wings of Life,” which was narrated by Meryl Streep
  • Has delivered TED Talks that have garnered almost 50 million combined views
  • First filmmaker to be inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Invention Ambassador Program
  • Produced the web series “Gratitude Revealed,” which was featured on Oprah Winfrey's “Super Soul Sunday”
Award-Winning Cinematographer, Director and Producer

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer whose notable career spans more than four decades providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who breaks barriers, connects with audiences, and tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people, and places.

Louie’s recent theatrical releases include the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, narrated by Forest Whitaker, and the documentary Wings of Life for Disney Nature, narrated by Meryl Streep. Mysteries is a journey into invisible worlds that are too slow, too fast, too small and too vast for the human eye to see, while Wings of Life focuses on pollination and the web of life. Louie also directed Soarin’ Around the World, an international update to the original Soarin’ ride now showing at Disney Parks in Anaheim, Orlando and Shanghai.

Designed to inspire, educate and evolve our perspective on the world, Schwartzberg creates and curates Moving Art™ videos, which can be found on your smart phone and Netflix. The Moving Art™ series will be expanded from six to thirteen videos in early 2017.

Louie’s three TED talks have gone viral with almost 50 million combined views. His Gratitude Revealed series of shorts were launched on Oprah.com. Supported by the Templeton Foundation, with science and analytics by the Greater Good Center at UC Berkeley, the series explores the multifaceted virtues of gratitude. Louie is the first filmmaker to be inducted into the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundation’s Invention Ambassadors Program.

For Schwartzberg, the greatest satisfaction is creating works that can have a positive effect on the future of the planet.  “I hope my films inspire and open people’s hearts.  Beauty is nature’s tool for survival – we protect what we love.  Nature’s beauty can open hearts, and the shift in consciousness we need to sustain and celebrate life.”

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