BRINDABELLAS 4K | short(er) stories from the edge of light
BRINDABELLAS Update | 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
Natural flows | seasonal transformations
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.
edge of light has been the primary silver dory productions near-infrared project since early 2013 – with two years in the field filming and more than three years in post-production | more on the development of BRINDABELLAS
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 on the Brindabella Ranges
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