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The Impact of Infrared Imagery

Infrared cinematography, Hurlbut Academy explains in its latest tutorial, “is about finding another way to look at the world, about making viewers reassess their certainty of how things look, about challenging conventions.”

Opening image by Silver Dory Productions, from its “near-infrared” video series BRINDABELLAS | edge of light.

The team at Hurlbut Academy has produced an “An Introduction to Infrared Cinematography” that explores how it’s possible to capture “the infrared light that is beyond our visible spectrum.”

Infrared, the guide explains, “is about finding another way to look at the world, about making viewers reassess their certainty of how things look, about challenging conventions. This is a whole new way of looking at our planet, a whole different question as to what we are seeing.”

Watch Hurlbut Academy’s introduction and for examples of innovative uses of infrared cinematography, see the videos below from Sam Forencich, Richard Mosse and Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel. (To view the feature-length, 4K version of Ryan’s infrared BRINDABELLAS | edge of light “near-infrared” film series, visit the project’s page on Vimeo [or watch the 22 separate chapters below].)

Read more: Near-Infrared Film Depicts Dreamlike Moments in Nature 

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