I owe big thanks to artist Valerie Knapp
for bringing the TED talk by Louie Schwarzberg
to my attention. Mr. Schwarzberg does stunning time-lapse and high-speed filming, and in his upcoming film "Wings of Life
" he turns his eye and his camera to pollinators and flowers. The film already premiered in France as "Pollen" but I don't think it has had a North American premiere yet.
The only way to do justice to his artform is to watch it. Click on the TED talk link above. It has a minute or two of him talking about the work, then 5 minutes of the lushest, most amazing imagery of pollinators you'll ever see. Personal favorites: the bee showering herself in pollen, the hummingbird doing barrel-rolls in the air as it chases a bee away, and the bat hovering over a cactus flower.
|Schwarzberg filming monarchs|
I visited Schwarzberg's site www.movingart.tv
and was interested by some of his new ideas coming up and other things he has done. In particular, I paid US$2.99 to buy a copy of his film of flowers in motion, "Naked Beauty
p.s. the pictures here are from www.movingart.tv and are covered by whatever rights that site asserts.
It's some very sublime footage. I'm very excited for this movie to open and wondering if I should get myself a better camera.ReplyDelete