I adore my newest Netflix discovery!
MOVING ART: FLOWERS
This 25 minute documentary from award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg is a feast for the eyes – stunning time-lapse videography combined with a serene classical piano soundtrack makes for a total sensory delight!
No trailer exists, so please check out this amateur 2 minute compilation, a second youtube short (below), as well as these stills from Schwartzberg’s films and TED talks!
My favourite section: time-lapse shots of unbelievably delicate desert cactus flowers – silky-thin petals bloom, shimmer and shake under the moonlight like butterfly wings.
I can’t wait to watch this film again and again. I may even turn down the volume and add my own soundtrack :)
The mandala cinematography for sale in his virtual shop intrigues me…
Also – look out for more breathtaking botanical action from Louie Schwartzburg. According to his site, the latest piece of cinematic artistry is “Wings of Life,” a feature-length documentary for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep.
And if 25 minutes is too many minutes of flowers unfolding for you, I came across this youtube short:
The Beauty of Pollination: Moving Art
Alice in Gardenland