The Moon: Making the Invisible Visible

“With the sad and beautiful moonlight, Which sets the birds in the trees dreaming, And makes the fountains sob with ecstasy, The slender water streams among the marble statues.” So reads the final stanza of Paul Verlaine’s poem “Clair de lune,” which served as inspiration for the ubiquitous Debussy composition of the same name.  Let’s […]

Mushroom Movement: Making the Invisible Visible

“When people see my images, a lot of times they will say, ‘Oh my God,’” says filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. “Have you ever wondered what that meant? The ‘oh’ means it caught your attention, it makes you present, it makes you mindful. The ‘my’ means it connects with something deep inside your soul, it creates a […]

The Lesson of the Ant: Making the Invisible Visible

“All the best work is done the way that ants do things — by tiny but untiring and regular additions.” So wrote the author Koizumi Yakumo, commenting on the way ants accomplish herculean tasks slowly, little by little. This time-lapse ant film is making the invisible visible. Let’s talk about ants for a moment. To […]

The Beauty of the Butterfly: Making the Invisible Visible

Butterflies experience a metamorphosis in order to become the beautiful winged creatures we admire, but we often lose sight of the changes that they experience along the way. This time-lapse butterfly footage is making the invisible visible. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to […]

Invisible Visible: Flower Power

“Beauty and seduction, I believe, are nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with,” says filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. “Always take time to smell the flowers, and let it fill you with beauty, and rediscover that sense of wonder. Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” Let’s […]