On a Different Wavelength
Explore new possibilities in cinematic video production by turning the IR cut filter off and capturing invisible light.
IR Cinematography: Towards a New Creative World
IR video shooting will give rise to new possibilities in digital cinema. From now on, it will become a shooting option that creators will want to explore. However, IR videos are different from regular productions, in that it is difficult to grasp how invisible light will appear on the screen. It depends on the subject and your surroundings, so there is no way of predicting what the final image will look like. It is hard to get the exact video images you were envisioning going into a shoot.
In the IR Cinematography issue of HOT SHOT, they introduce visual artist Yuki NUKUI's latest work, "palette," on which he uses the Panasonic AU-EVA1 with the IR Cut filter off. He discusses his visual production process during which he conducted numerous tests to control infrared light in order to produce unique fantasy-like images for his work.
IR Cut Filter Off Function: Digital cameras are normally equipped with the capability of turning off the IR (infrared) Cut filter. The VariCam LT, allows you to do this manually, and the EVA1 provides this option with the touch of a button. The IR Cut filter's on/off button has made it possible to switch over easily to specialized IR filming. This is how IR Cinematography, a new shooting method, came to be.
"palette" | Yuji Nukui, DoP
Infrared Filming | Philip Bloom
InfraRED | Nomad Media