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'Awaken' takes time-lapse filmmaking to new heights

'Awaken' takes time-lapse filmmaking to new heights
From Engadget - July 11, 2017

If you are a fan of wordless cinematic meditations on modern society, like Samsara and Baraka, Tom Lowe's Awaken should be on your radar. Filmed over the course of five years in more than 30 countries, it's a documentary that explores humanity's connection with technology and nature with some gorgeous imagery. It's also a showpiece for new time-lapse cinematography innovations by Lowe, including gimble technology that allowed him to shoot astrophotography scenes from a moving helicopter. The trailer alone shows off some astounding imagery, including a starry scene from the Sierra Nevada at dusk and a camera zooming above Dubai's skyline.

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