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    Hello REDUSERS.

    I havent been posting here for a while.

    Shot over a period of 5 years in 3 different countires, fully on infrared modified cameras, "ECLIPSE" presents some of the aquisition and postproduction techniques I have been experimenting with for many years in order to explore a distinctive personal visual universe.

    The movie is a metaphorical essai that aims at representing the universal experience of what the ancients greeks called "KATABASIS" - the empowering of the soul through a voyage to the underworld or hell.


    Hope you will enjoy!

    Cheers,

    https://vimeo.com/281410540


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    Some gorgeous imagery in there.

    What was the endgame. Film festivals? Shot while you were on other shoots with downtime?
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    Very nice shots. Impressive. What IR filter did you use? BW93?
    I love your mooves. so smooth.
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    Ivan,


    few people go where you did creatively with this short theses days. And A lot of cinematographers don't know how to see, explain and represent "Darkness" as well as this did, and I don't mean the absence of illumination. Thank you very much for this!!
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    Hey Rand,

    Many thanks for the nice comment. your words mean a lot to me. I'm happy you apreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Dease View Post
    Some gorgeous imagery in there.

    What was the endgame. Film festivals? Shot while you were on other shoots with downtime?
    Thanks Andrew,

    No particular endgame. It was more of a personal journey expolring those inner lanscapes. Mostly my partner and I traveled especially for these shootings.
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    Hey Patrick,

    nice to read your comment. hope you are doing fine. I used a whole range of filters depending on the situations. never as high as a BW93. you wont get any usable color at those wavelengths.
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    Hey Ivan,

    Really cool piece, it's always a treat to see people posting infrared content and I think you've used it really creatively here.
    Really cool to see one utilizing color too and I love the switching between 590, 650, and 720nm when it best suits the shot.
    I hope it inspires more cinematographers to try out and utilize IR imagery in their projects.

    Was this primarily Leica-R's, like some of your other work, or were they too prone to IR hot-spotting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Veen View Post
    Hey Ivan,

    Really cool piece, it's always a treat to see people posting infrared content and I think you've used it really creatively here.
    Really cool to see one utilizing color too and I love the switching between 590, 650, and 720nm when it best suits the shot.
    I hope it inspires more cinematographers to try out and utilize IR imagery in their projects.

    Was this primarily Leica-R's, like some of your other work, or were they too prone to IR hot-spotting?
    Hi Brandon, Thank you for the encouraging comment. I wish too that IR was used more creatively sometimes. Possibilities are endless but in other hand color IR does require a lot of patience to work with.

    The 50 mm shots where taken with a LeicaR. If you keep it open you should be fine about hotspots.
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    Hi Ivan,
    Great work! Can you share the process for the IR adaptation of the camera? Thanks

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