Remote Occlusions

No flickering. No noise. No artefacts. No hard lights that cast shadows. No fog, clouds, trees or buildings. No conditions of slow-moving or stopped people for long periods. No moving objects whose appearance is similar to the target in the areas of interest. No waving objects that cause the continuous modification of the image in the area of interest, for example a meadow with tall grass.
The target must have a minimum height of 30 pixels, which is at least 1/10 of the image height. The body of the target must be visible for at least 3/4 of its height. The target must have a minimum area of 100 pixels and stay in the interested area for a time of at least 1 second. The target must also maintain a sufficient dissimilarity from the background, which means at least a colour difference of 5% or a brightness difference of 10%.
The image must have a resolution of 640x360, 640x480, 320x180 or 320x240 pixels and must be in landscape orientation with 16:9 aspect ratio.
The camera must be mounted at a height between 3 and 5 metres and the camera lens must not be dirty, wet or steamy.
The accuracy to be expected is under ideal environmental and installation conditions. Recall: 95%
by Utkarsh India / USA 2024 Without dialogue 16’ Colour & Black/White World premiere | Documentary form


Director Utkarsh
Editing Utkarsh
Sound Design Utkarsh
Sound Mixing Aidan Reynolds
Producer Utkarsh

Produced by



Utkarsh is a filmmaker and writer from Delhi.


2024 Remote Occlusions

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024