Working Outside The Box

🔒 From flickering lights to ultraviolet-keying, let's look at the VFX problems caused by – and the solutions dependent on – the world outside the human spectrum…

Working Outside The Box

🔒 From flickering lights to ultraviolet-keying, let's look at the VFX problems caused by – and the solutions dependent on – the world outside the human spectrum…

This is a Companions Exclusive Tutorial

💡
Companions: As long as you're signed in, you can keep scrolling down and access the full article 😊

In this article we'll look at:

  • Human senses and their limitations.

  • How to fix flickering footage.

  • How to deal with rolling shutter.

  • How we can benefit from saccadic masking.

  • Two different methods of frequency separation.

  • A brief look at ultraviolet and infrared keying.

Phantom Terrains

We are surrounded by a sea of invisible light and inaudible sounds.

Our human vision and hearing are quite limited on a grand scale. Each sense is confined to perceive only a narrow range within the broad spectrum of electromagnetic and mechanical waves in our surroundings.

A flower bathed in ultraviolet light reveals previously unseen colours and patterns.

There are many things – often right in front of us – which we simply can’t see. Or hear.