Shooting in Infrared has been a great and exciting challenge.
We had to forget everything we learned about normal photography and start all over again.Starting with lighting the indoor location looking through the on set monitor in order to be able to actually see the infrared lights affecting the scene, to the choice of fabrics for the costume, to the materials for the props...everything needed to be checked first.
It's all about how the material absorbs or reflectd light...and depending on this it could comes out black or white in your Infrared sensible camera.
This means that even pitch dark eyes in normal light can turn out bright and light in infrared.
To light the indoor locations we had to use Infrared lights and rely on the viewfinder in order to see the results. It has been challenging but also very rewarding and exciting.
The main costume has been customed designed and is mainly made of Neoprene.
The way infrared photography works is completely different from normal photography. The colours are based on the amount of light getting reflected or absorbed. This means that a black cotton shirt would come out completely white in infrared.
This meant that we had to carefully check and select every single piece of fabric and sewing threads used in the costumes.
Designers who were involved in the project.
Joey Roth: Sorapot 2.0
Nick Baker: Prism light
Sinead o Moore: Crumpled Vases
Inks and special paper
As for the fabrics also paper and inks look different in infrared.
Special inks and paper had to be used otherwise the infrared modified camera couldn't pick up any writing or drawings
Make up and Hair