The Hidden World
June 24, 2014 • 3 Comments
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A crazy winter and a Ph.D later, I was finally able to complete my new time-lapse infrared video. Last year and part of this year was pretty crazy, definitely not a period of my life I would like to relive, ever. But at any rate it’s all over now.
I did not want to focus on the city when making this time-lapse video, but instead I wanted to focus on the surrounding nature that exists within the city or within an hour driving distance. However if you were to ever visit some of these places such as Wissahickon Valley Park, you wouldn’t know that you were still in Philadelphia.
Like my last infrared time-lapse video, “The Day Wonderland Stood Still”, I used my trusty “Full Spectrum Camera”, which is capable of capturing visible and near infrared light. For this time-lapse though I used a red filter instead of a yellow filter. The red filter captures light from ~590nm and above. In contrast, the yellow filter captures light from ~450nm, which gives one a little bit more light from the visible spectrum, which can produce a different look. I used the red filter because I wanted to produce a more dream-like atmosphere, as opposed to the one in “The Day Wonderland Stood Still”.
“The Hidden World”, was quite a challenge to make. For this video I wanted to use a technique I had never tried before, Hyper-lapse Time-Lapse Photography. If done correctly, it can produce some pretty neat footage. In this video I wanted to use the effect to produce the feeling of flying or zooming through the forest. Usually it’s done on a flat surface, making it easier to create the time-lapse, but as you all are probably thinking, there aren’t main flat surfaces in the woods. Even the flat places were uneven or rough. Needless to say, those scenes were incredibly painstakingly difficult to capture. I won’t get into the post-processing that you’ll need to work with after you shoot the shots, but if you decide to try this technique be prepared for a long and tedious shooting session.
Anyhow, hope you enjoy the video and more blog post about infrared photography and this video to come.
Keywords: Bruce Wayne Photography, Infrared Photography, Infrared Time-Lapse Video, PA, Philadelphia, Time-lapse Photography
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