BRINDABELLAS | edge of light features the sky and landscapes of the Canberra region of Australia – in particular the Brindabella Ranges – captured in near-infrared. This feature-length film (140+ minutes in total) focuses on the interplay of mountain light, air and water as these elements are transformed across the seasons – from clouds to mist, rain and snow – then frost and ice – and onto creeks and rivers. It explores both the wider montane vistas of the Brindabellas and the more intimate details of the natural flows that are created by these mountains and, in turn, shape the very landscapes they arise from.
“The new documentary Brindabellas takes near-infrared photography to new places…. and it’s breathtaking” – No Film School
“Stunning…” – Jarred Land | RED Digital Cinema
“A visual feast…a transfixing collection” – Australian Broadcasting Commission
“Infrared Cinematography Makes Australia’s Stunning Natural Landscapes Even More Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful” – Creative Planet Network
All 22 chapters of edge of light are now available (in 4K) for general viewing on Vimeo and YouTube. We have also collected them all here so they can be easily enjoyed from start to finish. The five seasonal parts summer, autumn, winter, spring and summer (returns) have also been upgraded to 4K on Vimeo on Demand for anyone looking for a slightly extended near-infrared motion experience… | more
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The five seasonal parts have now been upgraded to 4K on Vimeo on Demand.
1. summer is available through Vimeo on Demand here | or via the trailer below.
2. autumn is available through Vimeo on Demand here | or via the trailer below.
3. winter is available through Vimeo on Demand here | or via the trailer below.
4. spring is available through Vimeo on Demand here | or via the trailer below.
5. summer (returns) is available through Vimeo on Demand here | or via the trailer below.
All five seasonal parts are now also available in the edge of light complete package here | or via the trailer below.
NOTE | If you already own original HD Vimeo on Demand versions these can be updated to the new 4K versions on their respective download pages.
The Brindabella Ranges lie to the west of Canberra – Australia’s capital city – and are more commonly referred to as the ‘Brindabellas’. The mountains are a dominant presence on the Canberra skyline and can be seen from most locations in the capital and the surrounding region.
The Brindabellas are neither wildly remote or rarely visited – they are the everyday back-drop to a capital city. In fact many of the landscapes featured in edge of light were filmed from within Canberra’s southern suburbs – often simply from the side of major roads. The aim with developing the film (and book / prints) was not so much to reveal an unknown location but to show very familiar landscapes from a different perspective – with both slightly unusual light and slightly altered time and motion | more
The BRINDABELLAS project was filmed and photographed using near-infrared imaging techniques. In photography these are often defined as just infrared but near-infrared is a more accurate description as the wavelengths recorded fall within the near-infrared spectrum: 750 – 1400 nanometres (nm). By comparison, light that’s visible to the typical human eye lies between 390 and 700nm. Longer wavelengths used for infrared applications like thermal imaging are not recorded with these techniques. So the edge of light images are not directly reflecting the temperature of the landscapes – they are simply created from light slightly beyond the range of the human eye | more on near-infrared imaging