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Philip Bloom's Las Vegas In Infrared

Filmmaker Philip Bloom modified a Sony RX100 IV to shoot infrared and he used that camera to create a short look at Las Vegas like you've never seen it. Bloom got the camera just before the 2016 NAB show in April and he's been using it ever since. Adding to the visuals of Las Vegas In Infrared, Bloom set the film to what might be the single most perfect piece of music ever written.

Why go to the trouble to modify a perfectly good camera to shoot images in a completely surreal way when you can create nearly limitless looks in post? Bloom explains quite succinctly:

"Every now and then I get asked 'why?' or 'what's the point?' well there isn't "a point" as such. These are my experimentations and I find infrared fascinating. This is creating, without sounding too pretentious, "art". After all what is the point of art? For me it is to fulfil a creative desire in me and give me pleasure (not that sort of pleasure!) This does. It is so different to what I am used to and gets my creative juices flowing. That is 'why'!" -Philip Bloom 

Las Vegas In Infrared from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

You can also see Bloom's highly-detailed and comprehensive post about the a7R II, RX10 II & RX100 IV-the trio of Sony cameras that feature internal 4K recording at 100mbps.  A look at the “competition destroying” Sony A7R II, RX10 II & RX100 IV cameras.