What is the IMMY, and why should 'Oscar' and 'Emmy' move over for it? "It's simple." says 'Coach Gary' Micheloni, creator of the award, and Director of Marketing & Sales for United Infrared.com. "Look, television and film deal primarily with two-dimensional objects. Add in motion, and you've got a third. Thermal imaging takes it a step further, and adds the dimension of heat."
And where does the name 'IMMY' come from? It signifies that a particular still or video thermograph, properly done, professionally executed, and persuasively presented, creates what the industry knows as a 'United Infrared Image', meaning that all the elements are there.
'Coach Gary' adds: "As with television and film, a story must be told. But with those media, they frequently rely upon voices and music. A skilled thermographer, on the other hand, must rely upon use of the camera alone, sometimes in the midst of an environment hostile to thermography, to capture that coveted 'United Infrared Image'." The IMMY exemplifies the very best of a United Infrared Image.
Why is the time right now for an IMMY? "Look, infrared imaging has been around for decades now, solving problems and helping people and animals. Its value simply needs to be recognized for the value it is, together with its art and science.
"That's why the Thermal Imaging Conference is being held this year, and staged at the prestigious Omni Hotel in San Diego, with thermographers from around the world attending. There are well over 50 technical presentations with industry experts presenting at all of them. Look at it this way: the godfathers and rock stars of thermography will be there, along with every person truly serious about his or her thermal imaging business.
IMMY Awards will be considered in the categories of building science, specifically in these disciplines:
For examples of images already published by United Infrared, check these websites: equineIR.com;
While United Infrared, Inc., is hosting the Thermal Imaging Conference, and many of the attendees will be members of its network of thermographers, the IMMY Awards competition is open to all thermographers around the world. And since entries can be provided simply thru an email process, no one is excluded. There is an open and flat playing field, and anyone passionate about thermal imaging is invited to be a part of this competition--
All serious thermographers interested in submitting their United Infrared Image for consideration of an IMMY Award, can simply send an email to Gary, at UnitedInfrared.com
Finally, to learn even more about the Thermal Imaging Conference in San Diego, click on this video: