Night Vision Cinematography
Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:33 PM
We are shooting on the Panasonic HVX200 with the M2 adapter and Canon prime lenses, although the M2 and the primes will probably come off for this particular effect to distinguish the look from the rest of the film.
How would I go about doing this on a somewhat low budget? I've read reports of DPs focusing to a night vision screen with a 50mm Macro, for example. The horror film The Descent does this effect well also. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!
Freelance DP - Chicago, IL
HVX200 * M2 Red Rock * Canon FD 28mm 35mm 50mm 85mm 100mm 135mm 200mm 28-105mm
Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:35 PM
Or you can just shoot it normally and light it normally and degrade the image in post later on. Test to make sure that works, but certainly can work.
Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:38 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:49 PM
What would help a lot is if you had some visual reference; some sort of look that you liked or something like that.
I've attached some of the inspirational images courtesy of the director.
Adrian, thanks for the equipment reference. $6k, huh? Whew. I'm nervous about degrading the image in post; it's worth testing though to see if we can achieve the effect we're going for with the eyes.
Andrew J. Whittaker
Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:18 AM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:02 PM
I personally would love to shoot IR motion picture film with one of these puppies.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:50 AM