Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg (born February 21, 1950), turned known as Louis Schwartzberg , is an American director, producer, and Cinematographer. Schwartzberg is honored as a pioneer in high-end timelapse Cinematography. [1] Schwartzberg is the only Cinematographer in the world who has bone shooting time-lapse film 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Continuously for over three decades. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who focuses on connections tussen humans and the subtleties of nature and environment. [2]

Early life and education

Louie Grew up in Brooklyn, and his parents-generation Holocaust survivors. [3] He graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in the early seventies. [1] Schwartzberg chaired and served as executive director of the Action! Vote Coalition and served on the board of the Earth Communications Office and the Environmental Media Association. He is a member of the Directors Guild zowel of America and the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences.


Louie is credited by many with pioneering the contemporary stock footage industry by founding Energy Film Library, a global company, welke was acquired by Getty Images in 1997.

In 2012 COMPLETED Wings of Life , a documentary feature for Disneynature , narrated by Meryl Streep . It won Best Theatrical Program at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2012, and ook won a Best Cinematography Award Roscar. The film reveals the fragile relationship tussen flowers, en hun pollination partners.

In November, 2013 Mysteries of the Unseen World , a 3D IMAX film with National Geographic was released in theaters worldwide. The film is a journey into invisible worlds therein are too slow, too fast, too small and too solid for the human eye to see. [3]

In 2013, Schwartzberg founded Moving Art ™ to showcase High Definition 2D & 3D motion pictures featuring nature, cityscapes and fx. Louie’s library of content is shot in 4K and available in High Definition. Schwartzberg ook founded the large format film company, Black Light Films, featuring content zoals documentaries and children’s programming. Projects include America’s Heart and Soul a story of Americans who are remarkable in hun everyday lives, for Walt Disney Pictures; “America !,” a 26-episode half-hour series for The Hallmark Channel; and “Chasing the Light,” a one-hour documentary dat Aired on PBS.

On April 6, 2014, he Appeared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday (OWN TV) Episode Titled, The World Beyond What We Can See . [4] For Netflix , he’ll be made the series called Moving Art with six topics; flowers , forests , Oceans , déserts , underwater and waterfalls . The seventh topic about colors will soon be released.

Speaking Engagements

Louie is active in the TED community, keeping ghosts in 2011 at de volgende: TEDxSoCal, TEDxSF and TEDxJacksonhole, TEDxSMU, and TED Vancouver in March 2014. [5] He has delivered speeches at NASA Global Spa and Wellness Summit, The Nantucket Project and Bioneers. His YouTube videos harbor Collected over 30 million views.


Year Movie Title Role
2015 Moving Art: Waterfalls Director
2015 Moving Art: Underwater Executive producer
2014 A World of Solutions Director
2014 What’s Possible Director
2014 4 original documentaries for Netflix: Moving Art

  • Flowers
  • Forests
  • Oceans
  • Deserts
2013 Mysteries of the Unseen World Director
2012 DisneyNature: Wings Of Life Director
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum
2006 Chasing The Light
2005 Syriana
2004 Disney Presents America’s Heart & Soul Director [6]
2004 crash
2002 Men In Black additional_image_link Cinematography
2002 Stuart Little 2 additional_image_link Cinematography
2000 Erin Brockovich additional_image_link Cinematography
2000 America! for Hallmark Channel
1999 Ny Given Sunday additional_image_link Cinematography
1999 American Beauty
1998 Sex and the City
1996 Jerry Maguire
1996 Twister
1996 Independence Day
1992 Oceans of Air for Discovery Channel
1988 Vice Versa Visual Effects Supervisor
1985 The Heavenly Kid fx
1984 The Ice Pirates time-lapse photography
1984 The Glitter Dome time-lapse photography
1983 The Jupiter Menace time-lapse photography
1982 ET The Extra Terrestrial
1982 koyaanisqatsi time-lapse photography
1980 The Final Countdown time-lapse photography
1980 Altered States time-lapse photography
1980 Xanadu time-lapse photography
1977 Aliens from Spaceship Earth


Year title Publisher
2004 America’s Heart And Soul Black Light Films
2013 A Good Day: A Gift of Gratitude Sterling Ethos


2014 NASA Exploring Leadership Colloquium Award of Honor
2014 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards IMMERSIVE IMAX 3D
2014 Dimension 3 Festival Best 4K Film
2014 NAAPC Bestuiwer Protector Award
2013 AwareGuide Editor’s Choice for Top Transformational Film of year Wings Of Life
2013 AwareGuide Inspiration Award Wings Of Life
2012 Best Theatrical Program at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Wings Of Life
2011 Wild Talk Africa Roscar Award Wings Of Life
2005 Movieguide Awards Best Film Documentary America’s Heart & Soul
2005 Movieguide Awards 10 Best Movies of 2004 for Families America’s Heart & Soul
2004 Top 70 Cinematographers, On Film Kodak Salute Series
2001 Hallmark Entertainment Telly Awards America!
1994 Clio Public Service Earth Communications Office “Power of One”
1994 Clio Public Service Earth Communications Office “Connections”
1994 The Mobius Award The Power of One
1992 Emmy nominated Discovery Channel: Oceans Of Air
1992 Telly Award We’ll Amaze You
1990 Gold Medallion Promax The Spirit of Hampton Roads
1989 International Monitor Award for Best Film Paint Design “America” ​​for Baskin Robbins

Louie has won two Clio Awards for Best Environmental Public Service Spots, an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography for the Discovery Channel Special, Oceans of Air, and the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for Walt Disney Pictures ‘ release, America’s Heart & Soul . Louie was honored as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences .


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b http://contributors.gettyimages.com/article.asp?article_id=636
  2. Jump up^ Louie Schwartzbergat theInternet Movie Database
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b Sonia Harmon (April 5, 2014). “Viewing Nature’s Beauty Through a New Lens” . National Geographic, Newswatch . Retrieved 2014-04-08 .
  4. Jump up^ “Oprah and Louie Schwartzberg: The World Beyond What We Can See” . Retrieved 2014-04-08 .
  5. Jump up^ “Louie Schwartzberg: Speaker” . TED . Retrieved 2014-04-08 .
  6. Jump up^ America’s Heart and Soul at theInternet Movie Database