An Invisible Light /
june 2009





Story

I have been a huge admirer of infrared photography >>> since a very long time. As a matter of fact, the first video >>> I ever made is a slideshow of infrared pictures, which has become a real hit on youtube ironically.

Infrared photography is based on the fact that image sensors in camera's (ccd's) can see a wider light spectrum than the human eye can. To correct this, an infrared blocking filter is placed right in front of the image sensor in most digital camera's. I have removed this filter in my camera recently, which was quite a risky operation >>>.

If you than use an infrared filter and do a lot of post processing, you end up with footage that almost looks like from another world. The most obvious characteristic is that all green vegetation becomes white, or very light at least. Another thing I like is that you get a much bigger lensflare and the sun seems much brighter. Unfortunately it turned out I can't do color infrared with my 3ccd camera, but in duotone it still looks quite nice, I think...



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Music

artist: Goldmund >>>
composition: Then (1:56)
release: Two Point Discrimination
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Details

recording dates: june 6, 7, 8 2009
total footage: 75 minutes
time spent on editing: +/- 20 hours
equipment: Infrared modded PANASONIC NV-GS320 3CCD with the Twoneil+ 35mm adapter, a Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8 SLR lens, a Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-105mm f3.5-f5.6 lens and a Hoya R72 Infrared Filter
software: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Magic Bullet Looks 1.0, JES Deinterlacer, Adobe After Effects CS4, Magic Bullet Steady, Quicktime Pro


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Muziektelevisie is a Groningen-based film duo consisting of J.T. Sterkenburg and K. de Vries. Their filming style is characterized by slightly surrealistic manipulations and a nostalgic undertone.
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