gratitude found through beauty and vision
by jennifer kiley
definition of gratitude: a feeling of thankful appreciation for benefits received; thankfulness. appreciation, gratefulness, acknowledgment, thanks, praise, recognition, honor, grace.
i was guided to the video titled “gratitude” by following a feeling. a friend, who has given me support and healing through her gifts of generosity, caring, love and strength, led me to follow the path to this video. the video has the most beautiful images imaginable. included is a clip from a film the speaker is working on titlesd: “Moving Art” by Louie Schwartzberg, check for it at http://www.movingart.tv, which helps to truly understand what gratitude is. being grateful for today. it sends a signal to your center of understanding and gives you a strong sense of respect for all that is set before you in your life. it awakens a feeling of gratitude. there is much to be greatful for. watch this video. listen and see the message. be open to receive the gift of perception and comprehension. the artist who created the images and message you will receive contains within him a genius with the talent of creativity and perserverance plus patience, while beauty reveals its self to him. watch and you will see what i am trying to convey to you. below the video, i copied a mini-biography of this film maker who gave this presentation for TED. trust me you won’t want to miss this. thank you my friend who opened this door and thank you to the creator of the images on this video, Louie Schwartzberg.
here is a comment someone who watched this video left 5 days ago on youtube:
Thank you for reminding me…..tears of gratitude fill my eyes as I realize my heart has led me to this place, this video. I forget so often, getting caught up in unimportant happenings, to remember how blessed this life experience is…..
Louie Schwartzberg is 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.
This piece includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast’s spoken words, Gary Malkin’s musical compositions and Louie’s cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful piece, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us.
As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of time-lapse, nature, aerial and “slice-of-life” photography – the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years.
Louie 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.
Louie is credited by many with pioneering the contemporary stock footage industry by founding Energy Film Library, a global company with a network of 12 foreign offices, which was acquired by Getty Images in 1997. Motion picture clients of his cinematic artistry include Sex in the City, The Bourne Ultimatum, Die Hard 4, Syriana, Crash, Men in Black and classics such as American Beauty, Koyaanisqatsi: (my comment: one of the best time lapse photography films i’ve ever seen) and E.T. among others.
Louie went on to found BlackLight Films, a creative production company specializing in producing original theatrical feature, large format films, HD and TV programming.
In 2004, BlackLight Films completed production of the theatrical feature film, America’s Heart &Soul, distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Pictures. In 2006, BlackLight Films completed a series of HD shorts, Louie Films, for the launch of Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Blu-Ray DVD releases. In 2007, the company produced a 1-hour special, Chasing the Light, which aired nationally on PBS.
Past projects include the 35mm film Seasons of the Vine for Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park and a 26-half hour series, America!, for The Hallmark Channel.
Louie has won two Clio Awards for Best Environmental Broadcast Spot, 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’ feature film release America’s Heart & Soul.
Louie completed production on a feature length nature documentary, Wings of Life, to be theatrically released worldwide, under Walt Disney Pictures’ new production banner, Disneynature. The film was released in France (March 2011) under the title Pollen and won the Roscar Award for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Wild Talk Africa Film Festival.
Louie spoke at the TED 2011 conference in Long Beach, CA and has been a regular presenter at the annual Bioneers Conference in San Francisco. Currently, Louie is in production with National Geographic to produce Hidden Worlds, a 3D Imax film.