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Louie Schwartzberg          

Award-Winning Cinematographer, Director, Photographer and Filmmaker

Louie Schwartzberg an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.

As a visual artist, Schwartzberg has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of nature, aerial and slice-of-life photography the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting time-lapse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years.

He completed Hidden Beauty, a documentary feature for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep. It won Best Theatrical Program at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards 2012, and also won a Best Cinematography Roscar Award. The film reveals the fragile relationship between flowers, and their pollination partners. It is a love story that feeds the earth. As a director, he has worked on Mysteries of the Unseen World, a 3D-IMAX film with National Geographic. The film is a journey into invisible worlds that are too slow, too fast, too small and too vast for the human eye to see. He has received Clio Awards for Best Environmental PSA, an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography for Oceans of Air on the Discovery Channel, and has been recognized as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series.

Schwartzberg is developing Moving Art, a vast digitally-accessible film library, which is the worlds first collection of moving images created specifically as fine art for digital display ranging from large-format monitors to mobile phones. Using imagery that celebrates every facet of life, mood and emotion, Moving Art transforms the home viewing screen into an emotional-immersive user preference experience.

Schwartzberg is credited by many with pioneering the contemporary stock footage industry by founding Energy Film Library, a global company, which was acquired by Getty Images in 1997. Motion picture clients of his cinematic artistry include Sex in the City, The Bourne Ultimatum, Syriana, Crash, Men in Black, and classics such as American Beauty, Koyaanisqatsi and E.T. among others.

Past projects included Americas Heart & Soul, a feature film distributed by Walt Disney Pictures; a series of HD shorts, Louie Films, for the launch of Buena Vista Home Entertainments Blu-Ray DVD releases; Chasing the Light, a one-hour documentary which aired nationally on PBS; Seasons of the Vine for Disney's California Adventure Theme Park; and a 26-half hour series, America!, for The Hallmark Channel.

Schwartzberg 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 Festivals Truly Moving Picture Award for Walt Disney Pictures release, Americas Heart & Soul. He was recognized 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.


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