Blog / Resources / Cinematography How Infrared light affects Cinematography Cinematography Infrared cinematography opens up a whole new spectrum of light not visible to the unaided eye. This has the potential to give otherwise ordinary scenes a surreal and dream-like appearance and can really change the look of the images. In a very useful article by RED.com, several of the unique applications and technical hurdles are explored. This is very relevant to operators using such cameras as RED DSMC2-Helium, Gemini or low-light cameras such as Canon ME20 with removable infrared filters. Without IR Pass Filter With IR Pass Filter BACKGROUND The colors of visible light are created by electromagnetic radiation over a range of frequencies. In order of decreasing wavelength, these sensations are typically described as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet… Read Full article on RED Website Related articles The Creative and Technical Differences between Full Frame and S-35 Cinematography Introduction Film making has always had ‘pinch points’ of innovation, some of them more successful than others and in recent history more often than not driven by the retail thrust … Read more What real world Cinematographers think about using Infiniprobe lenses Cinematography, Lenses The Digital Cinema Society presents an exploration of Micro/Macro cinematography with three DPs including Bill Bennett, ASC, James Mathers, and Cameron Cannon. The trio photograph a variety of shots in order to evaluate these exceptional lenses and also share their insights in behind-the-scenes coverage. Macro and Micro Cinematography Cinematography, Lenses We all love to see images of extreme magnification to show a world which we can’t experience with our own eyes but just like all cinematography, this is hard to do well. The choice right lens for the specific shot is key and this article aims to explain the differences between Close Up, Macro and Micro photography/cinematography and in particular, to introduce the cinematographer to a relatively recent new type of lens, which are called Nelsonian Lenses made by Infinity Photo-Optical and which use microscope techniques to create unique images which are not possible using traditional optics.