To start the day …. Hidden miracles of the natural world!!


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~~March 13, 2015~~ 

Louie Schwartzberg

“We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.”

At TED 2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.”

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In this TED Talk, Louie Schwartzberg takes the audience on a journey from the largest objects to the smallest atoms by exploring cinematography in three forms: time-lapse, slow motion, and microscopy.

Time-lapse footage allows us to see those things that are too slow for us to notice on a day-to-day basis such as plants moving, mushrooms blooming, and the planet itself changing. A macro view of these things allows us to see life move in a new way.

Slow motion lets us take note of things too fast for our eyes to pick up such as how birds fly and insects move. In particular, Schwartzberg focuses on the magnificent flying abilities of a dragonfly, which is known as “nature’s best flier” because it can hover, fly backwards, and even fly upside down. You’ve probably noticed dragonflies during the summer exhibiting some their flying prowess, but Schwartzberg’s slow motion footage takes an in-depth look at just how these small insects are able to accomplish something that we could only mimic in helicopters in the 1930’s.

Finally, Schwartzberg takes us to the microscopic world, showing us the beauty of worlds too small for us to take notice of. One particularly interesting point in his talk occurs when the camera zooms in on the ant’s leg to reveal yet another smaller creature living on the ant. We rarely take notice of life smaller than ourselves, our pets, and occasionally the insects that disturb us. It’s fascinating to visualize life so minuscule, yet so vital to our own survival. I found this segment of the talk the most fascinating because of it’s uniqueness. It’s not often that you get a chance to dive into this world.

One form of microscopic life that Schwartzberg doesn’t get a chance to dive into is bacteria, which provide the foundation for life on Earth through a myriad of functions including decomposing biological materials, acting as catalysts inside our bodies, and modulating various other functions. It’s estimated that only 5% of all bacteria is harmful to humans, the majority of which can be taken care of through proper hygiene.

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http://www.abhinayashutosh.com/blog/2014/05/29/ted-talk-review-louie-schwartzberg-hidden-miracles-natural-world/

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~~Hidden miracles of the natural world~~

Louie Schwartzberg

~~Published on Apr 9, 2014~~

We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye.  “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. Be grateful!!


~~July 13, 2014~~

“This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key.”
~~C. JoyBell C.~~

“As we learn to give thanks for all of life and death, for all of this given world of ours, we find a deep joy. It is the joy of trust, the joy of faith in the faithfulness at the heart of all things. It is the joy of gratefulness in touch with the fullness of life.” 
~~David Steindl-RastGratefulness, The Heart Of Prayer: An Approach To Life In Fullness~~

The hard truth is, the life thing moments happen. They are the details, the surprises, the every now and again “dang it” moments that are necessary for you to be able to appreciate good times and accomplish greater things.”
~~Jaha Knight39 Day Lifescape-Become a Better You~~

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~~Gratitude~~

Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF

~~Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011~~

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.)

Learn more about Louie and Moving Art at http://www.movingart.com.

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life — revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.

Louie’s notable career spans feature films, television shows, commercials and documentaries. He won two Clio Awards for TV advertising, including best environmental broadcast spot, an Emmy nomination for best cinematography and the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for the feature film “America’s Heart & Soul.” Schwartzberg founded Moving Art to use the power of media to inspire and entertain through television programming, DVD products, and full-length motion picture and IMAX films. His new film “Wings of Life” will be released by Disneynature.

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. To start the day!!


~~June 21, 2014~~

This is not just “another day”. 

Gratitudethankfulnessgratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith.

The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions.

The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two aspects.

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~~Louie Schwartzberg~~

Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open, that incredible array of colors that is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment. Look at the sky. We so rarely look at the sky.We so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment, with clouds coming and going. We just think of the weather, and even with the weather, we don’t think of all the many nuances of weather. We just think of good weather and bad weather. This day, right now, has unique weather, maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again. That formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now. Open your eyes. Look at that.

Look at the faces of people whom you meet. Each one has an incredible story behind their face, a story that you could never fully fathom, not only their own story, but the story of their ancestors. We all go back so far, and in this present moment, on this day, all the people you meet, all that life from generations and from so many places all over the world flows together and meets you here like a life-giving water, if you only open your heart and drink. 

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Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilization gives to us. You flip a switch and there is electric light. You turn a faucet and there is warm water and cold water, and drinkable water. It’s a gift that millions and millions in the world will never experience.

So these are just a few of an enormous number of gifts to which we can open your heart. 

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~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude

http://movingart.com/

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Schwartzberg

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~~GRATITUDE by Louie Schwartzberg~~

~~Uploaded May 31, 2013~~

Profound bliss. Life changing, eye opening truth.

Louie Schwartzberg (born February 21, 1950), also known as Louis Schwartzberg, is an American director, producer, and cinematographer. Schwartzberg is recognized as a pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography. Schwartzberg is the only cinematographer in the world who has been 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 between humans and the subtleties of nature and environment.

We ALL are ONE!! 

 

 

 

Summer Solstice … “LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR”!!


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~~June 20, 2014~~

The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star (sun) that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the sun is 23° 26′. This happens twice each year, at which times the sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or the south pole.

The summer solstice occurs during a hemisphere’s summer. This is northern solstice in the northern hemisphere and the southern solstice in the southern hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice occurs some time between December 20 and December 23 each year in the southern hemisphere and between June 20 and June 22 in the northern hemisphere.

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When on a geographic pole, the sun reaches its greatest height, the moment of solstice, it can be noon only along that longitude which at that moment lies in the direction of the sun from the pole. For other longitudes, it is not noon. Noon has either passed or has yet to come. Hence the notion of a solstice day is useful. The term is colloquially used like midsummer to refer to the day on which solstice occurs. The summer solstice day has the longest period of daylight – except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous, from a few days to six months around the summer solstice.

Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidaysfestivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility.

Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).

~~SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_solstice

~~Louie Schwartzberg ~~

The Longest Day of the Year

As a cinematographer, I have spent most of my life “chasing the light” all over the world. The Summer Solstice, which occurs this weekend, holds special meaning for me. It is the one day of the year when the sun shines the longest – which, for a filmmaker, is a gift when trying to get that last shot before the sun goes down.  And truly, the last few moments of sunlight are the most magical.

The Summer Solstice occurs when the axis of the earth leans in closest to the sun. This event is revered by many cultures around the world with bonfires, music, parades, food, dancing and fireworks – all in praise of the sun.

It is also the official start of summer, so to celebrate, please enjoy a free download of my short film, Tropical Vibes, and start off your summer right — with your head in the clouds and your feet in the sand!

~~Click the link above to see his short film~~

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~~Summer Solstice 2014~~

~~Uploaded June 12, 2014~~

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In celebration of summer!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!