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Mesmerizing 4K Trailer for Doc 'Awaken' Produced by Terrence Malick

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July 12, 2017
Source: YouTube

Awaken Documentary Trailer

Wow. This looks totally mesmerizing. An official trailer has debuted for a new documentary titled Awaken, a visual experience around the world. Awaken is the latest film from filmmaker Tom Lowe (of the time lapse film TimeScapes previously), and it's produced by Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio. For this film, Lowe spent five years with his camera team creating special camera rigs designed to capture the world like we've never seen it before - including adapting a gimbal to capture astrophotography timelapse at night from a helicopter in flight. The film explores "humanity's relationship with technology and with the natural world" and is a "celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos." We don't know much about this, but I most definitely want to see it on the biggest, brightest screen possible. Enjoy.

Here's the official 4K trailer for Tom Lowe's documentary Awaken, direct from YouTube (via TFS):

Awaken Documentary

Awaken is a documentary film exploring humanity's relationship with technology and with the natural world. Shot over a five-year period in more than 30 countries, the film pioneers new timelapse, time-dilation, underwater, and aerial cinematography techniques to give audiences new eyes with which to see our world. Awaken is a celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos. Awaken is directed by filmmaker / cinematographer Tom Lowe, who last directed the 2012 film TimeScapes. This was produced by Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio. The film has yet to show at a film festival. Awaken is expected to open sometime in 2018. Stay tuned for updates. What do you think of this?

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  • kitano0
    ... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday. --American Beauty
  • Beautiful.
  • DAVIDPD
    That shot of the windmills at dusk is glorious.
  • Bo
    Wow! Thank you for posting/sharing this, Alex. I cannot remember being this impressed, this effected emotionally and spiritually, in a very long time. Just beautiful images and I must find out who did the music and who was singing over these amazing images. I'm so moved I'm about to break down and cry that someone, people, actually created this for the rest of us to witness and experience. I makes an old cynic like me contemplate re-thinking by thoughts about the human race. Seriously. Just wonderful. Now I'm going to watch it again...lol...thanks again, Alex. I'm very grateful.
  • Bo
    Just researched around, Alex, and discovered that the music/singing is by the group M83. Don't know which specific song of the group was used in this trailer or if it's an original score. Anyway...thought I'd share who this wonderful music was by in this great trailer. Thanks again for the heads up on this, Alex.
    • Efterklang
      The song is called Outro, I remember it being used to great effect in one of the trailers for Cloud Atlas as well.
      • Bo
        Thanks, man as I was wondering which of their songs this was specifically and couldn't for the life of me find it. I got the very few lyrics and they are amazing if one contemplates them: I'm the king of my own land Facing tempests of dust, I'll fight until the end Creatures of my dreams raise up and dance with me! Now and forever, I'm your king! Just really high geared and effective stuff. 'Creatures of my dreams, raise up and dance with me...now and forever I'm your king'!...really heady stuff. Thanks for the heads up on the song. Knowing it and getting the lyrics has really deepened my experience of it and I thank you for that. Peace.
  • shiboleth
    Visually stunning indeed. But beyond that, I don't know. Too much effort is made lately to make strong visuals in the film. Of course, Terrence Malick is old master, but still, visual is just not enough, no matter how good it gets ...
  • Efterklang
    Absolutely beautiful, the amazing song doesn't hurt either.
  • mohanrr
    Awesome
  • redtie
    I want to see this in all its visual glory. All those shots with drones look awesome!

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