Louie Schwartzberg Set for Park City Institute's FUTURE IN REVIEW Series, 1/31

Louie Schwartzberg Set for Park City Institute's FUTURE IN REVIEW Series, 1/31

See what so often goes unseen. The extraordinary time-lapse filmmaking of Louie Schwartzberg reveals nature through an exquisite lens: a hummingbird slowed to a pace that allows us to see each wing as it drinks nectar; a flower's golden blossoms opening wide; the clouds and stars moving across the skies; a city awaking at dawn. Park City Institute presents award-winning cinematographer, director and producer Louie Schwartzberg on January 31 as part of the 2013-2014 "Future in Review" speaker series. The evening, Saving Our Planet: Nature's Mysteries Revealed through the Lens, fills the intimate Black Box Theater of Park City's Eccles Center with Schwartzberg's awe-inspiring images and a talk at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $25.

"Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature's tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with," remarked Schwartzberg in his 2011 TED Talk. His award-winning work reveals nature in all its glory, allowing viewers to explore worlds that are too fast, too small, too slow and too vast for the human eye to comprehend.

Schwartzberg has garnered impressive commercial success, while simultaneously become an authority on nature. For more than 35 years, he has filmed the natural world 24 hours a day, seven days a week, capturing time-lapse footage of everything from a tiny bee pollinating a flower to a sunrise over the Grand Canyon; and then, transforming it into awe-inspiring art. By incorporating the techniques of time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography, he has created breathtaking imagery for television, commercials and documentaries, such as Disneynature's "Wings of Life" and National Geographic's "Mysteries of the Unseen World." He has also contributed his work to Hollywood hits, ranging from "Crash" to "Jerry Maguire."

Recognized as one of the "Top 70 Cinematographers" (On Film Kodak Salute Series), Schwartzberg is a highly decorated artist; he's been honored with a pair of Clio Awards for Best Environmental PSAs, an Emmy nomination and multiple film festival awards. He recently received the NAAPC Pollinator Protector award.

"Louie Schwartzberg's films speak volumes. And when he adds his own voice to the conversation about our planet, it is well worth listening to what he has to say," remarks PCI executive director Teri Orr. "We are so grateful to have the opportunity to present a speaker that has the ability to make us slow down, take notice and appreciate our planet."

Sharon Anderson Morris, Director of SNS Programs and FiReFilms, will interview Mr. Schwartzberg. The evening concludes with a question and answer session with the audience.

PCI's new partnership with the innovative Strategic News Service will allow the Park City, Utah-based, non-profit organization to introduce the community to some of the world's greatest minds and ideas. Upcoming "Future in Review" speakers also include: Larry Smarr, founding director of Calit2 (UCSD), renowned for his breakthrough experiments in self-diagnostics and identifying solutions for the future of healthcare, on March 7, 2014; and scientist Roger Payne, best known for his work on ocean health and whale behaviors, on April 18, 2014.

Park City Institute presents award-winning, time-lapse cinematographer, director and producer Louie Schwartzberg in the 2013-2014 Future in Review Speaker Series in the Black Box Theater of The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). The evening, Saving Our Planet: Nature's Mysteries Reveals through the Lens, starts at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for this series are general admission: $25. Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.

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