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Infrared Cinematography Makes Australia’s Stunning Natural Landscapes Even More Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful

The five-part art film/documentary “brindabellas” depicts the stunning natural landscapes of Australia’s Canberra region captured in beautiful monochromatic infrared cinematography.

Cinematographer Glen Ryan explains on News Shooter, “‘karst country‘ was filmed with unmodified RED Epic-X and Scarlet-X cameras which allow enough infra-red light through their relatively weak IR cut filters to film time lapse footage with longer exposures without any camera modification (just IR pass filtration on the lenses.) With ‘brindabellas’ the aim was to move away a little from time lapse scenic footage and film with a wider range of exposures and frame rates. In October 2013, the nature of filming changed significantly with the arrival of a modified full-spectrum RED Epic-X Digital Cinema camera. This was modified to remove the IR cut filter on the OLPF which allowed the capture of near-infrared motion at both normal and high-speed frame-rates (in 5K resolution) with filtration (of visible light) on the lenses. With the addition of faster frame rates, the emphasis turned to filming the smaller elements – rain, running water, snow, frost and ice of the Brindabellas.”

Watch the trailer below and read the full story here.